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First Line: Rose-cheeked laura, come
Last Line: Selves eternal.
Variant Title(s): Silent Music;laura
Subject(s): Beauty; Courtship; Seduction; Singing & Singers; Songs

Rose-cheeked Laura, come,
Sing thou smoothly with thy beauty's
Silent music, either other
Sweetly gracing.
Lovely forms do flow
From concent divinely framed;
Heav'n is music, and thy beauty's
Birth is heavenly.
These dull notes we sing
Discords need for helps to grace them;
Only beauty purely loving
Knows no discord.
But still moves delight,
Like clear springs renewed by flowing,
Ever perfect, ever in them-
Selves eternal.

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