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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
Laura—Part III.
XVI. The golden tresses of a Lady fair
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
THE GOLDEN tresses of a Lady fair;
At first beginning were of this my love:
But now, at last, unto my double care,
To be the end of my sad life I prove.
Then did my doubtful spirit live in hope:        5
But now he fears, despairing as it were,
Because he doth perceive in sudden broke
His hope, which dying heart did help and bear;
  Since that the hair, that Alpha me did bind
  In love, of life the Omega I do find.        10

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