|Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford
Were I a
I a king I could command content ;
Were I obscure, unknown should be my cares;
And were I dead, no thoughts should me torment,
Nor words, nor wrongs, nor loves, nor hopes, nor
A doubtful choice, of three things one to crave,
A kingdom, or a cottage, or a grave.
Elizabethan and Seventeenth-Century Lyrics.
Matthew W. Black, Ed.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Company, 1938. 88.
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