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ROses their sharpe spines being gon,Roses, their sharp spines being gone,TNK I.i.1
Not royall in their smels alone,Not royal in their smells alone,TNK I.i.2
But in their hew.But in their hue,TNK I.i.3
Maiden Pinckes, of odour faint,Maiden pinks, of odour faint,TNK I.i.4
Dazies smel-lesse, yet most quaintDaisies smell-less, yet most quaint,TNK I.i.5
And sweet Time true. And sweet thyme true,TNK I.i.6
Prim-rose first borne, child of Ver,Primrose, first-born child of Ver,TNK I.i.7
Merry Spring times Herbinger,Merry springtime's harbinger,TNK I.i.8
With her bels dimme.With harebells dim,TNK I.i.9
Oxlips, in their Cradles growing,Oxlips, in their cradles growing,TNK I.i.10
Mary-golds, on death beds blowing,Marigolds, on death-beds blowing,TNK I.i.11
Larkes-heeles trymme.Lark's-heels trim,TNK I.i.12
All deere natures children: sweete-All dear Nature's children sweet,TNK I.i.13
Ly fore Bride and Bridegroomes feeteLie 'fore bride and bridegroom's feet,TNK I.i.14
Blessing their sence.Blessing their sense.TNK I.i.15
Not an angle of the aire,Not an angel of the air,TNK I.i.16
Bird melodious, or bird faire,Bird melodious or bird fair,TNK I.i.17
Is absent hence.Is absent hence;TNK I.i.18
The Crow, the slaundrous Cuckoe, norThe crow, the slanderous cuckoo, norTNK I.i.19
The boding Raven, nor Clough heeThe boding raven, nor chough hoar,TNK I.i.20
Nor chattring Pie, Nor chattering pie,TNK I.i.21
May on our Bridehouse pearch or sing,May on our bridehouse perch or sing,TNK I.i.22
Or with them any discord bringOr with them any discord bring,TNK I.i.23
But from it fly.But from it fly.TNK I.i.24
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