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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
Sonnet IX. Into the fountain, where fair Diana chaste
William Smith (fl. 1596)
INTO the fountain, where fair DIANA chaste
The proud ACTEON turnèd to a hart,
I drave my flock that water sweet to taste;
’Cause from the welkin, PHŒBUS ’gan depart.
  There did I see the Nymph whom I admire,        5
Remembering her locks; of which the yellow hue
Made blush the beauties of her curlèd wire,
Which JOVE himself with wonder well might view.
  Then red with ire, her tresses she berent;
And weeping hid the beauty of her face:        10
Whilst I, amazèd at her discontent,
With tears and sighs do humbly sue for grace.
  But she, regarding neither tears nor moan,
  Flies from the fountain, leaving me alone.

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