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1J4 SONGS, ETC.
The lofty woods, the forests wide and long,
Adorned with leaves and branches fresh and green,
In whose cool bow'rs the birds with chanting song Do welcome with their quire the Summer's Queen.
All these, and many more, of his creation
That made the Heavens, the angler oft doth see ; And takes therein no little delectation
To think how strange and wonderful they bee, Framing thereof an inward contemplation, To set his thoughts on other fancies free;
And whilst he looks on these with joyful eye, His mind is wrapt above the starry skie„
John Denny. 1616.
Farewell to the maid of my heart, Farewell to the cottage and stream ;
From thy banks with a tear I depart, Thy pleasures they fly as a dream.
By fancy I dwell on thy smile,
I dwell on thy smile and thy song;
Which often my hours did beguile, As I angled the waters along.
Once more the fair scene let me view,
The cottage, the stream, and the grove ;
Dear valleys, for ever adieu,
Adieu to the lass of my lovr.