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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
William Drummond, of Hawthornden. 1585–1649
226. Spring Bereaved 1
    THAT zephyr every year 
    So soon was heard to sigh in forests here, 
It was for her: that wrapp'd in gowns of green 
    Meads were so early seen, 
That in the saddest months oft sung the merles,         5
It was for her; for her trees dropp'd forth pearls. 
    That proud and stately courts 
Did envy those our shades and calm resorts, 
It was for her; and she is gone, O woe! 
    Woods cut again do grow,  10
Bud doth the rose and daisy, winter done; 
But we, once dead, no more do see the sun. 
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