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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Fidessa
Sonnet XLVI. So soon as peeping Lucifer, Aurora’s star
Bartholomew Griffin (d. 1602)
 
SO soon as peeping LUCIFER, AURORA’s star,
  The sky with golden periwigs doth spangle;
So soon as PHŒBUS gives us light from far,
  So soon as fowler doth the bird entangle;
Soon as the watchful bird, Clock of the Morn!        5
  Gives intimation of the Day’s appearing;
Soon as the jolly hunter winds his horn,
  His speech and voice with custom’s echo clearing;
Soon as the hungry lion seeks his prey
  In solitary range of pathless mountains;        10
Soon as the passenger sets on his way,
  So soon as beasts resort unto the fountains;
So soon mine eyes their office are discharging;
And I, my griefs, with greater griefs enlarging!
 
 
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