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   English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
194. Madrigal
 
William Drummond (1585–1649)
 
 
MY thoughts hold mortal strife;
I do detest my life,
And with lamenting cries
Peace to my soul to bring
Oft call that prince which here doth monarchize:        5
—But he, grim grinning King,
Who caitiffs scorns, and doth the blest surprize,
Late having deck’d with beauty’s rose his tomb,
Disdains to crop a weed, and will not come.
 

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