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“Let those who are in favor with their stars,
Then happy I, that love and am belovid,
For thy sweet love remetnber'd, such wealth bring.
"My love is strengthen'd, though more weak in seming. I love not less, though less the show appear : That love is merchandis'd whose rich esteeming The owner's tongue doth publish everywhere. Our love was new, and then but in the spring, When I was wont to greet it with my lays : As Philomel in rummer's front doth sing. And stops his pipe in growth of riper daya :
Not that the summer is less pleasant now
Therefore, like her, I sometimes hold my tongue,
“ That time of year thou mayst in me behold
This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long." In all these, as well as in many others, there is a mild tone of sentiment, deep, mellow, and sustained, very different from the crudeness of his earlier poems.
ENGLISH COMIC WRITERS.
BY WILLIAM HAZLITT.
FROM THE THIRD LONDON EDITION,
EDITED BY HIS SON.
"It is a very good office one man does another, when he tells him the manner of his being pleased."-STEELE.