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Mean time, whilst every verdant thing
But most procure
But O young beauty of the woods,
And ere we see-
CHILD AND MAIDEN
Ah, Chloris ! could I now but sit
As unconcern'd as when
No happiness or pain !
And praised the coming day,
Would take my rest away.
Like metals in a mine ;
Than youth conceal'd in thine.
To their perfection prest,
And center'd in my breast.
My passion with your beauty grew,
While Cupid at my heart,
Threw a new flaming dart :
To make a lover, he
Sir C. Sedley
I cannot change, as others do,
Though you unjustly scorn,
For you alone was born ;
A surer way I'll try, -
Will still love on, and die.
And you to mind shall call
The tears that vainly fall,
Will then begin your pain,
J. not, Earl of Rochester
COUNSEL TO GIRLS
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying :
To-morrow will be dying.
The glorious Lamp of Heaven, the Sun,
The higher he's a-getting
And nearer he's to setting.
When youth and blood are warmer ;
Times, still succeed the former.
And while ye may, go marry :
TO LUCASTA, ON GOING TO THE WARS
Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind
That from the nunnery
To war and arms I fly.
The first foe in the field ;
A sword, a horse, a shield.
As you too shall adore ;
ELIZABETH OF BOHEMIA
That poorly satisfy our eyes
You common people of the skies,
That warble forth dame Nature's lays,
By your weak accents; what's your praise
By your pure purple mantles known
As if the spring were all your own,What are you, when the Rose is blown ? So when my Mistress shall be seen
In form and beauty of her mind, By virtue first, then choice, a Queen,
Tell me, if she were not design'd Th' eclipse and glory of her kind ?
Sir H. Wotton
TO THE LADY MARGARET LEY Daughter to that good Earl, once President Of England's Council and her Treasury, Who lived in both, unstain'd with gold or see, And left them both, more in himself content, Till the sad breaking of that Parliament Broke him, as that dishonest victory At Chaeroneia, fatal to liberty, Killid with report that old man eloquent ; Though later born than to have known the days Wherein your father flourish'd, yet by you, Madam, methinks I see him living yet; So well your words his noble virtues praise, That all both judge you to relate them true, And to possess them, honour'd Margaret.
"4E "LUE ZEICTY
Le vrai P dumires,
leto maintain iis tires;
vad sime makes inese decay, Sus lauca nust waste away. Bu muh Rd steadfast mind,
Lienile nougats, ni caim desires,
Knule rever-iying ires :-
TO DIAVEJIE Sweet, be not proud of those two eyes Which starlike sparkle in their skies; Nor be you proud, that you can see All hearts your captives; yours yet free : Be you not proud of that rich hair Which wantons with the lovesick air ; Whenas that ruby which you wear, Sunk from the tip of your soft ear, Will last to be a precious stone When all your world of beauty's gone,
Love in thy youth, fair Maid, te wise ;
Old Time will make thee colder, And though each morning new arise
Yet we each day grow older.