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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
William Shakespeare. 1564–1616
  
142. Dirge of the Three Queens
? or John Fletcher.
  
URNS and odours bring away! 
  Vapours, sighs, darken the day! 
Our dole more deadly looks than dying; 
  Balms and gums and heavy cheers, 
  Sacred vials fill'd with tears,         5
And clamours through the wild air flying! 
 
  Come, all sad and solemn shows, 
  That are quick-eyed Pleasure's foes! 
  We convènt naught else but woes. 
 
GLOSS:  dole] lamentation.  convent] summon.
 
 
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