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Farewell to the Court
 poem by Sir Walter Raleigh


Farewell to the Court

Like truthless dreams, so are my joys expir'd, 
And past return are all my dandled days; 
My love misled, and fancy quite retir'd 
Of all which pass'd the sorrow only stays. 

My lost delights, now clean from sight of land, 
Have left me all alone in unknown ways; 
My mind to woe, my life in fortune's hand 
Of all which pass'd the sorrow only stays. 

As in a country strange, without companion, 
I only wail the wrong of death's delays, 
Whose sweet spring spent, whose summer well-nigh done 
Of all which pass'd only the sorrow stays. 

Whom care forewarns, ere age and winter cold, 
To haste me hence to find my fortune's fold. 

Sir Walter Raleigh

 

 
Farewell to the Court
poem by Sir Walter Raleigh
 

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