SWEETEST of sweets, I thank you : when displeasure
          Did through my bodie wound my minde,
You took me thence ; and in your house of pleasure
          A daintie lodging me assign'd.

Now I in you without a bodie move,
          Rising and falling with your wings :
We both together sweetly live and love,
          Yet say sometimes, God help poore Kings.

Comfort, 'Ile ; for if you poste from me,
          Sure I shall do so, and much more :
But if I travell in your companie,
          You know the way to heavens doore.

Herbert, George. The Poetical Works of George Herbert.
New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1857. 81.

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