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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XXX. Sweet Sorrow
To the immortal Memory of Lady Clifton
By Sir John Beaumont (1583–1627)
 
THY quiet rest from death this good derives:
Instead of one, it gives thee many lives.
While these lines last, thy shadow dwelleth here,
Thy fame itself extendeth everywhere;
In Heav’n our hopes have plac’d thy better part;        5
Thine image lives in thy sad husband’s heart,
Who, as when he enjoy’d thee, he was chief
In love and comfort, so is he now in griefe.
 
 
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