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'For in the dreadful dead of dark midnight, (1626)

With shining falchion in my chamber came (1627)

A creeping creature, with a flaming light, (1628)

And softly cried "Awake, thou Roman dame, (1629)

And entertain my love; else lasting shame
On thee and thine this night I will inflict, (1631)

If thou my love's desire do contradict.

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