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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. II. The Seventeenth Century: Ben Jonson to Dryden
 
Song: ‘Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan’ (from The Queen of Corinth)
By John Fletcher (1579–1625)
 
WEEP no more, nor sigh, nor groan;
Sorrow calls no time that ’s gone;
Violets plucked the sweetest rain
Makes not fresh nor grow again;
Trim thy locks, look cheerfully;        5
Fate’s hid ends eyes cannot see;
Joys as winged dreams fly fast,
Why should sadness longer last?
Grief is but a wound to woe;
Gentlest fair, mourn, mourn no mo.        10
 
 
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