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  • Title: The Phoenix and Turtle (Quarto, 1601)
  • Editor: Hardy M. Cook
  • ISBN: 978-1-55058-411-0

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    Author: William Shakespeare
    Editor: Hardy M. Cook
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    The Phoenix and Turtle (Quarto, 1601)

    Whereupon it made this Threne,
    50To the Phœnix and the Doue,
    Co-supremes and starres of Loue,
    As Chorus to their Tragique Scene.
    BEautie, Truth, and Raritie,
    Grace in all simplicitie,
    55Here enclosde, in cinders lie.
    Death is now the Phœnix nest,
    And the Turtles loyall brest,
    To eternitie doth rest.