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Loel where a wounded heart with bleeding eyes conspire.
Is she a flaming fountain, or a weeping fire ?

THE WEEPER.

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HAIL, sister springs !
Parents of syluer-footed rills!

Euer-bubling things!
Thawing crystall! snowy hills
Still spending, neuer spent! I mean

5 Thy fair eyes, sweet Magdalene ! 1 This couplet appeared first in 1648 edition of the ‘Steps to the Temple;' but it properly belongs to the engraving in ‘Carmen Deo Nostro

' of 1652, which is reproduced in our illustrated 4to edition. G. » The Weeper' appeared originally in the 'Steps of 1646 (pp. 1-5) : was reprinted in editions of 1648 (pp. 1-6), 1652 (pp. 85-92), 1670 (pp. 1-5). For reasons stated in our Preface, our text follows that of 1652; but see Notes and Illustrations at close of the poem for details of various readings, &c. &c., and our Essay for critical remarks on it from Pope to Dr. GEORGE MACDONALD. G.

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But we are decerned all :
Starres indeed they are too true;
For they but seem to fall,

Is heann's other spangles due
It is not for our Earth and is
To shine in things so precious.

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lpwards then dost weep:
Hea's besame drinks the gentle stream.
Where th' milli rivers creep'.

Thuine theiztes i bone', inel is the cream.
Winters izloue ili' heaus, what they be
Ware tinyht bent by the terres inilther

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Eury morn from hendes
I brisk cherub-mething sipes,
Whose Sicredintrenees
Whiles cranes to his willetest lippies;

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SISTE VARY MIGDALENE.

() wit of Loue! that thus could place Fountain and garden in one fare.

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() sweet contest ! of woes With loues; ofteares with smiles disputing! O fir ind freindly fores,

Each other kissing and confuting! Wule rain and sunshine, cheekes and eyes (loso in him contrarietyes.

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lilit can these fuir tlouds he
Errimils with the bosom tires that fill thee!
I am so great fames agree

105 literal terres should thus distill thee! o lloral! ( lives! ( uns! () showres! Visma made freinds by Lone's sweet powres.

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That is it these wells, medrest this wine; U0

Indt. ht the welded herrt
The Will into these weeping eyn.
11 lute's :111.00! bold hands forbear!
The Limbi luth dippi llis white foot here.

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