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First Line: Like royal galleys be my verse here written
Last Line: It bears thy dear name on, o royal-hearted!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens

LIKE royal galleys be my verse here written
That trail their golden trappings thro' the deep,
Where under a silken dais with lilies litten
Upon an ivory bed the Queen doth sleep.
And set proud words like gonfalons appearing
Triumphant from their cordage as they go;
May lutes and cymbals make melodious hearing
With Love's own viols on their decks below;
May it be all ashine, with loud rhymes blended
Like salvos from the bulwarks; may it drift
With tumult of immortal airs attended;
May every mast green laurel-leaves uplift;
For through Time's spaces and its deeps uncharted
It bears thy dear name on, O royal-hearted!

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