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Hearke, hearke, the Larke at Heavens...

Language: English

Hearke, hearke, the Larke at Heavens gate sings,
     and Phoebus gins arise,
[His Steeds to water at those Springs
     on chalic'd Flowers that lyes;]1
And winking Mary-buds begin to ope their Golden eyes
With every thing that pretty is, my Lady sweet, arise:
     Arise arise.


Translation(s): DUT FIN FRE GER GER GER GER GER GER ITA

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Confirmed with Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Published according to the True Originall Copies. London. Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount. 1623 (Facsimile from the First Folio Edition, London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly. 1876), page 377 of the Tragedies.

Note: The poem is Cloten's song in act II, scene 3.

1 omitted by Johnson.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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