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Are Sunne, Moone, or Starres by law forbidden
To smile where they list, or lend away their light?
Are birds divorc'd, or are they chidden
If they leave their mate, or lie abroad a night?
Beast doe no joyntures lose
Though they new lovers choose,
But we are made worse then those.
Who e'r rigg'd faire ship to lie in harbours,
And not to seeke new lands, or not to deale with all?*
Or built faire houses, set trees, and arbors,
Onely to lock up, or else to let them fall?
Good is not good, unlesse
A thousand it possesse,
But doth waste with greedinesse.
The Dreame.
Deare love, for nothing lesse than thee
Would I have broke this happy dreame,
It was a theame
For reason, much too strong for phantasie,
Therefore thou wak'dst me wisely; yet
My Dreame thou brok'st not, but continued'st It,
Thou art so true that thoughts of thee suffice
To make dreames truths; and fables histories;
Enter these armes, for since thou thoughtst it best,
Not to dreame all my dreame, let's act the rest.

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