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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.  1845.
VI. Sir Philip Sidney and the Countess of Pembroke
Ecce quam bonum.

HOW good, and how beseeming well
    It is that we,
    Who brethren be,
As brethren should in concord dwell!
Like that deere oile that Aron beares,        5
    Which fleeting down
    To foote from crown
Embalms his beard and robe he weares.
Or like the teares the morne doth shedd,
    Which ly on ground        10
    Empearled round,
On Sion or on Hermon’s head.
For join’d therewith the Lord doth give
    Such grace, such blisse,
    That where it is        15
Men may for ever blessed live.

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