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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Songs and Their Settings
Sweet and Twenty
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
From ‘Twelfth Night

O MISTRESS mine! where are you roaming?
Oh, stay, for here your true love’s coming,
  That can sing both high and low.
Trip no farther, pretty sweeting:
Journeys end in lovers’ meeting,        5
  Every wise man’s son doth know.
What is love? ’tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
  What’s to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty;        10
Then come kiss me, sweet and twenty,—
  Youth’s a stuff will not endure.
 
 
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