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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
Song: ‘Spring all the graces of the age’
By Ben Jonson (1572–1637)
Neptune’s Triumph

SPRING all the graces of the age,
And all the Loves of time;
Bring all the pleasures of the stage,
And relishes of rhyme:
Add all the softnesses of Courts,        5
The looks, the laughters, and the sports:
And mingle all their sweets and salts
That none may say the triumph halts.

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