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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
The Tears of Fancie
Sonnet XXXII. Those whose kind harts sweet pittie did attaint
Thomas Watson (1555–1592)
 
THOSE whose kind harts sweet pittie did attaint,
With ruthfull teares bemond my miseries:
Those which had heard my neuer ceasing plaint,
Or read my woes ingrauen on the trees.
At last did win my Ladie to consort them,        5
Vnto the fountaine of my flowing anguish:
VVhere she vnkind and they might boldly sport them,
VVhilst I meanewhile in sorrows lappe did languish,
Their meaning was that she some teares should shed,
Into the well in pitty of my pining:        10
She gaue consent and putting forth her head,
Did in the well perceaue her beautie shining.
VVhich seeing she withdrew her head puft vp with prid
And would not shed a teare should I haue died.
 
 
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