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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
Come, Sweet Lass
By Thomas D’Urfey (1653–1723)
COME, 1 sweet lass
This bonny weather
Let’s together;
Come, sweet lass
Let’s trip upon the grass        5
Ev’ry where
Poor Jockey seeks his dear,
And unless you appear,
He sees no beauty here.
On our green        10
The loons are sporting,
Piping, courting:
On our green
The blithest lads are seen:
There, all day,        15
Our lasses dance and play,
And ev’ry one is gay
But I, when you’re away.
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