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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Laura—Part III.
XXIV. On quicksedge wrought with lovely eglantine
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
 
ON quicksedge wrought with lovely eglantine,
My LAURA laid her handkercher to dry;
Which had before snow-white ywashed been.
But after, when she called to memory,
That long ’twould be before, and very late,        5
Ere sun could do, as would her glistering eyes:
She cast from them such sparkling glances straight,
And with such force, in such a strangy guise,
  As suddenly, and in one selfsame time,
  She dried her cloth; but burnt this heart of mine.        10
 
 
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