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John Bartlet

A Booke of Ayres


XXI. Then Hesperus on high

         Then Hesperus on high 
         Brought cloudy night in skie,
      When lo e thicket keeping company 
      Of fethered singers left their madrigal 
      Sonetts and elegies, and presently 
      Shut them within their mossie seuerals,
      And I came home and vowdt to loue them euer,
      Of straines so sweet, sweet birdes depriue vs neuer.



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