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Laura

ROSE-CHEEK'D Laura, come;
Sing thou smoothly with thy beauty's
Silent music, either other
            Sweetly gracing.

    Lovely forms do flow
From concent divinely framed:
Heaven is music, and thy beauty's
            Birth is heavenly.

    These dull notes we sing
Discords need for helps to grace them;
Only beauty purely loving
            Knows no discord;

    But still moves delight,
Like clear springs renew'd by flowing,
Ever perfect, ever in them-
            selves eternal.

 
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Thomas Campion
 
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