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The Phoenix and Turtle

The Phoenix and Turtle, published in 1601 as a supplement to Robert Chester's Love's Martyr, is short and obscure. One scholars regard this poem as a forerunner to William Blake's mystical poetry.

Here the anthem doth commence

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Here the anthem doth commence:
Love and constancy is dead,
Phoenix and the turtle fled
In a mutual flame from hence.

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Beauty, truth, and rarity

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Beauty, truth, and rarity,
Grace in all simplicity,
Here enclosed, in cinders lie.

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