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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Phineas Fletcher. 1580–1650
  
222. A Litany
  
DROP, drop, slow tears, 
  And bathe those beauteous feet 
Which brought from Heaven 
  The news and Prince of Peace: 
Cease not, wet eyes,         5
  His mercy to entreat; 
To cry for vengeance 
  Sin doth never cease. 
In your deep floods 
  Drown all my faults and fears;  10
Nor let His eye 
  See sin, but through my tears. 
 
 
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