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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
Laura—Part I.
IV. In the Egean dangerous Sea of Love
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
IN the Egean dangerous Sea of Love,
In midst of faithless waves and wicked wind;
Where, to my cost, most bitter brunts I prove:
A new ARION, there, myself I find.
And though, as he, I play on harp and sing;        5
Yet cannot cunning mine so high aspire
As for to make the skipping fish me bring
Unto that wishèd shore I so desire.
  Only my LAURA, peerless for to see,
  May, in this troubled flood, my dolphin be!        10

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