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   English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
180. Pack, Clouds, Away
 
Thomas Heywood (d. 1650(?))
 
 
PACK, clouds, away, and welcome day,
  With night we banish sorrow;
Sweet air, blow soft, mount, larks, aloft
  To give my Love good-morrow!
Wings from the wind to please her mind,        5
  Notes from the lark I’ll borrow;
Bird, prune thy wing, nightingale, sing,
  To give my Love good-morrow;
      To give my Love good-morrow
      Notes from them both I’ll borrow.        10
 
Wake from thy nest, Robin-red-breast,
  Sing, birds, in every furrow;
And from each hill, let music shrill
  Give my fair Love good-morrow!
Blackbird and thrush in every bush,        15
  Stare, linnet, and cock-sparrow!
You pretty elves, amongst yourselves
  Sing my fair Love good-morrow;
      To give my Love good-morrow
      Sing, birds, in every furrow!        20
 

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