Sonnets

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<title>A machine readable transcription of Shakespeare's Sonnets</title>
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<edition>Version 1</edition>
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<date>1999</date>
<authority>D. H. Craig, Newcastle, 1999</authority>
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<p>Version from Chadwyck-Healey Literature On Line, checked against Scolar Press
Facsimile edition, Ilkley, Yorks., 1968, reproducing Bodleian Malone 34(2), copy of Shake-
speares Sonnets 1609, STC 22353</p>
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<head>Shake-speares, Sonnets.</head>
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<div1 type="22s" n="1">
<div2 type="poem" n="1">
<l>From fairest creatures we&Htp; desire increase,</l>
<l>That&H3; thereby beauties <emph rend="italic">Rose</emph> might <reg
orig="neuer">never</reg> die, </l>
<l>But as the riper should by&H4; time decease, </l>
<l>His tender heire might beare his memory: </l>
<l>But thou contracted to&H4; thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> bright eyes, </l>
<l>Feed'st thy lights flame with <reg orig="selfe substantiall">self-substantial</reg>
fewell,</l> 
<l>Making a famine where aboundance lies,</l>
<l><reg orig="Thy selfe">Thyself</reg> thy foe, to&H4; thy sweet <reg
orig="selfe">self</reg> too cruell: </l>
<l>Thou that&H61; art now the worlds fresh ornament, </l>
<l>And only herauld to&H4; the gaudy spring, </l>
<l>Within thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> bud buriest thy content, </l>
<l>And tender chorle makst <reg orig="wast">waste</reg> in&H4; niggarding:</l>
<l rend="indent">Pitty the world, or else this glutton be,</l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; eate the worlds due, by&H4; the graue and thee.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n="2">
<l>When fortie Winters shall beseige thy brow, </l>
<l>And digge deep trenches in&H4; thy beauties field, </l>
<l>Thy youthes proud liuery so&H51; gaz'd on&H5; now, </l>
<l><reg orig="Wil">Will&H1;</reg> be a totter'd weed of smal worth held:</l>
<l>Then being askt, where all thy beautie lies, </l>
<l>Where all the treasure of thy lusty daies; </l>
<l>To&H9; say within thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> deepe sunken eyes, </l>
<l>Were an all-eating shame, and thriftlesse praise. </l>
<l>How much more praise deseru'd thy beauties vse, </l>
<l>If thou couldst answere this <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> child of mine </l>
<l>Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse</l>
<l>Proouing his beautie by&H4; succession thine. </l>
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<l rend="indent">This were to&H9; be new made when thou art ould, </l>
<l rend="indent">And see thy blood warme when thou feel'st it <reg
orig="could">cold</reg> ,</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n="3">
<l><reg orig="Looke">Look</reg> in&H4; thy glasse an tell the face thou vewest,  </l>
<l>Now is the time that&H62; face should forme <reg orig="an other">another</reg>,</l>
<l>Whose fresh repaire if now thou not renewest, </l>
<l>Thou <reg orig="doo'st">dost</reg> beguile the world, vnblesse some mother. </l>
<l>For&H3; where is she so&H51; <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> whose vn-eard wombe </l>
<l>Disdaines the tillage of thy husbandry? </l>
<l>Or who&H62; is he so&H51; fond will&H1; be the tombe, </l>
<l>Of his <reg orig="selfe loue">self-love</reg> to&H9; stop posterity? </l>
<l>Thou art thy mothers glasse and she in&H4; thee </l>
<l>Calls <reg orig="backe">back</reg> the louely Aprill of her&H2; prime, </l>
<l>So&H52; thou through windowes of thine age shalt see,</l>
<l>Dispight of wrinkles this thy goulden time. </l>
<l rend="indent">But if thou <reg orig="liue">live</reg> remembred not to&H9; be, </l>
<l rend="indent">Die single and thine Image dies with thee.</l>
</div2>
<div2 type="poem" n= "4">
<l>Vnthrifty louelinesse why dost thou spend,</l>
<l>Upon&H4; <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> thy beauties legacy?</l>
<l>Natures bequest giues nothing but doth lend,</l>
<l>And being franck she lends to&H4; those are free:</l>
<l>Then beautious nigard why <reg orig="doost">dost</reg> thou abuse,</l>
<l>The bountious largesse giuen thee to&H9; <reg orig="giue">give</reg>?</l>
<l>Profitles vserer why <reg orig="doost">dost</reg> thou vse</l>
<l>So&H51; great a summe of summes yet <reg orig="can'st">canst</reg> not <reg
orig="liue">live</reg>?</l>
<l>For&H3; <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> traffike with <reg orig="thy
selfe">thyself</reg> alone,</l>
<l>Thou of <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> thy sweet <reg orig="selfe">self</reg> dost
deceaue,</l>
<l>Then how when nature calls thee to&H9; be gone,</l>
<l>What acceptable Audit <reg orig="can'st">canst</reg> thou leaue?</l>
<l rend="indent"> Thy vnus'd beauty must be tomb'd with thee,</l>
<l rend="indent">Which&H61; vsed liues <reg orig="th'">the </reg>executor to&H9;
be.</l>
</div2>
<div2 type="poem" n= "5 ">
<l>Those howers that&H61; with gentle worke did frame,</l>
<l>The louely gaze where <reg orig="euery">every</reg> eye doth dwell</l>
<l>Will&H1; play the tirants to&H4; the very same,</l>
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<l>And that&H62; vnfaire which&H61; fairely doth excell:</l>
<l>For&H3; <reg orig="neuer resting">never-resting</reg> time leads Summer on&H5;,</l>
<l>To&H4; hidious winter and confounds him there,</l>
<l>Sap checkt with frost and lustie leau's quite gon.</l>
<l>Beauty ore-snow'd and barenes <reg orig="euery where">everywhere</reg>,</l>
<l>Then were not summers distillation left</l>
<l>A liquid prisoner pent in&H4; walls of glasse,</l>
<l>Beauties effect with beauty were bereft,</l>
<l>Nor it nor <reg orig="noe">no&H2;</reg> remembrance what it was.</l>
<l rend="indent">But flowers distil'd though they with winter meete,</l>
<l rend="indent">Leese but their show, their substance still liues sweet.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "6">
<l>Then let not winters wragged hand deface,</l>
<l>In&H4; thee thy summer ere thou be distil'd:</l>
<l>Make sweet some viall; treasure thou some place,</l>
<l>With beauties treasure ere it be <reg orig="selfe">self</reg> kil'd:</l>
<l>That&H62; vse is not forbidden vsery,</l>
<l>Which&H61; happies those that&H61; pay the willing lone;</l>
<l><reg orig="That's">That&H62; is</reg> for&H4; <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg>
to&H9; breed <reg orig="an other">another</reg> thee,</l>
<l>Or ten times happier be it ten for&H4; one,</l>
<l>Ten times <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> were happier <reg orig="then">than</reg>
thou art,</l>
<l>If ten of thine ten times refigur'd thee,</l>
<l>Then what could death <reg orig="doe">do</reg> if thou <reg
orig="should'st">shouldst</reg> depart,</l>
<l>Leauing thee liuing in&H4; posterity?</l>
<l rend="indent">Be not selfe-wild for&H3; thou art much too <reg
orig="faire">fair</reg>,</l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; be deaths conquest and make wormes thine heire.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "7">
<l><reg orig="Loe">Lo</reg> in&H4; the Orient when the gracious light,</l>
<l>Lifts <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> his burning head, each <reg
orig="vnder">under</reg> eye</l>
<l>Doth homage to&H4; his new appearing sight,</l>
<l>Seruing with lookes his sacred maiesty,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> climb'd the steepe <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg>
heauenly hill,</l>
<l>Resembling strong youth in&H4; his middle age,</l>
<l>Yet mortall lookes adore his beauty still,</l>
<l>Attending on&H4; his goulden pilgrimage:</l>
<l>But when from high-most pich with wery car,</l>
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<l>Like&H4; feeble age he reeleth from the day,</l>
<l>The eyes (fore dutious) now conuerted are</l>
<l>From his low tract and <reg orig="looke">look</reg> <reg orig="an
other">another</reg> way:</l>
<l rend="indent">So&H52; thou, <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> out-going in&H4; thy
noon:</l>
<l rend="indent">Vnlok'd on&H5; diest vnlesse thou get a <reg
orig="sonne">son</reg>.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n="8">
<l>Mvsick to&H9; <reg orig="heare">hear</reg>, why hear'st thou musick sadly,</l>
<l>Sweets with sweets warre not, ioy delights in&H4; ioy:</l>
<l>Why lou'st thou that&H62; which&H61; thou receaust not gladly,</l>
<l>Or else receau'st with pleasure thine annoy?</l>
<l>If the true concord of well tuned sounds,</l>
<l>By&H4; vnions married do offend thine eare,</l>
<l>They do but sweetly chide thee, who&H61; confounds</l>
<l>In&H4; singlenesse the parts that&H61; thou <reg orig="should'st">shouldst</reg>
beare:</l>
<l>Marke how one string sweet husband to&H4; <reg orig="an other">another</reg>,</l>
<l>Strikes each in&H4; each by&H4; mutuall ordering;</l>
<l>Resembling sier, and child, and happy mother,</l>
<l>Who&H61; all in&H4; one, one pleasing note do sing:</l>
<l rend="indent">Whose speechlesse song being many, seeming one,</l>
<l rend="indent">Sings this to&H4; thee thou single wilt proue none.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "9">
<l>Is it for&H4; feare to&H9; wet a widdowes eye,</l>
<l>That&H3; thou consum'st <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> in&H4; single life?</l>
<l>Ah; if thou issulesse shalt hap to&H9; die,</l>
<l>The world will&H1; waile thee like&H4; a makelesse wife,</l>
<l>The world <reg orig="wilbe">will&H1; be</reg> thy widdow and still weepe,</l>
<l>That&H3; thou no&H2; forme of thee hast left behind,</l>
<l>When <reg orig="euery">every</reg> priuat widdow well may keepe,</l>
<l>By&H4; childrens eyes, her&H2; husbands shape in&H4; minde:</l>
<l><reg orig="Looke">Look</reg> what an vnthrift in&H4; the world doth spend</l>
<l>Shifts but his place, for&H3; still the world inioyes it</l>
<l>But beauties waste hath in&H4; the world an end,</l>
<l>And kept vnvsde the vser so&H52; destroyes it:</l>
<l rend="indent">No&H2; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> toward others in&H4; that&H62;
bosome sits</l>
<l rend="indent">That&H61; on&H4; <reg orig="himselfe">himself</reg> such murdrous
shame commits.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "10">
<l>For&H4; shame deny that&H3; thou bear'st <reg orig="loue">love</reg> to&H4; any</l>
<l>Who&H61; for&H4; <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> art so&H51; vnprouident</l>
<l>Graunt if thou wilt, thou art belou'd of many,</l>
<l>But that&H3; thou none lou'st is most euident:</l>
<l>For&H3; thou art so&H51; possest with murdrous hate,</l>
<l>That&H3; gainst <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> thou stickst not to&H9;
conspire,</l>
<l>Seeking that&H62; beautious roofe to&H9; ruinate</l>
<l>Which&H61; to&H9; repaire should be thy chiefe desire:</l>
<l>O change thy thought, that&H3; I may change my minde,</l>
<l>Shall hate be fairer log'd <reg orig="then">than</reg> gentle <reg
orig="loue">love</reg>?</l>
<l>Be as thy presence is gracious and kind,</l>
<l>Or to&H4; <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> at least kind harted proue,</l>
<l rend="indent">Make thee <reg orig="an other">another</reg> <reg
orig="selfe">self</reg> for&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> of me,</l>
<l rend="indent">That&H3; beauty still may <reg orig="liue">live</reg> in&H4; thine or
thee.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "11">
<l>As fast as thou shalt wane so&H52; fast thou grow'st,</l>
<l>In&H4; one of thine, from that&H62; which&H61; thou departest,</l>
<l>And that&H62; fresh bloud which&H61; yongly thou bestow'st,</l>
<l>Thou <reg orig="maist">mayst</reg> call thine, when thou from youth conuertest,</l>
<l>Herein liues wisdome, beauty, and increase,</l>
<l>Without this follie, age, and <reg orig="could">cold</reg>  decay,</l>
<l>If all were minded so&H52;, the times should cease,</l>
<l>And threescoore yeare would make the world away:</l>
<l>Let those whom nature hath not made for&H4; store,</l>
<l>Harsh, featurelesse, and rude, barrenly perrish,</l>
<l><reg orig="Looke">Look</reg> whom she best indow'd, she gaue the more;</l>
<l>Which&H61; bountious guift thou shouldst in&H4; bounty cherrish,</l>
<l rend="indent">She caru'd thee for&H4; her&H2; seale, and ment therby,</l>
<l rend="indent">Thou shouldst print more, not let that&H62; coppy die.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "12">
<l>When I <reg orig="doe">do</reg> count the clock that&H61; tels the time,</l>
<l>And see the braue day sunck in&H4; hidious night,</l>
<l>When I behold the violet past prime,</l>
<l>And sable curls or siluer'd ore with white:</l>
<l>When lofty trees I see barren of leaues,</l>
<l>Which&H61; erst from heat did canopie the herd</l>
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<l>And Sommers greene all girded <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> in&H4; sheaues</l>
<l>Borne on&H4; the beare with white and bristly beard:</l>
<l>Then of thy beauty do I question make</l>
<l>That&H3; thou among the wastes of time must <reg orig="goe">go</reg>,</l>
<l>Since sweets and beauties do <reg orig="them-selues">themselves</reg> forsake,</l>
<l>And die as fast as they see others grow,</l>
<l rend="indent">And nothing gainst Times sieth can make defence</l>
<l rend="indent">Saue breed to&H9; braue him, when he takes thee hence.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "13">
<l>O that&H3; you were <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg>, but <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> you are</l>
<l>No&H2; longer yours, <reg orig="then">than</reg> you <reg orig="your
selfe">yourself</reg> here <reg orig="liue">live</reg>,</l>
<l>Against this cumming end you should prepare,</l>
<l>And your sweet semblance to&H4; some other <reg orig="giue">give</reg>.</l>
<l>So&H52; should that&H62; beauty which&H61; you hold in&H4; lease</l>
<l>Find No&H2; determination, then you were</l>
<l><corr sic="You selfe">Yourself</corr> again after <reg orig="your
selfes">yourself's</reg> decease,</l>
<l>When your sweet issue your sweet forme should beare.</l>
<l>Who&H62; lets so&H51; <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> a house fall to&H4; decay,</l>
<l>Which&H61; husbandry in&H4; honour might vphold,</l>
<l>Against the stormy gusts of winters day</l>
<l>And barren rage of deaths eternall cold?</l>
<l rend="indent">O none but vnthrifts, deare my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> you
know,</l>
<l rend="indent">You had a Father, let your Son say so&H52;.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "14">
<l>Not from the stars do I my iudgement plucke,</l>
<l>And yet <reg orig="me thinkes">methinks</reg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg>
Astronomy,</l>
<l>But not to&H9; tell of good, or euil lucke,</l>
<l>Of plagues, of dearths, or seasons quallity,</l>
<l>Nor can I fortune to&H4; breefe mynuits tell;</l>
<l>Pointing to&H4; each his thunder, raine and winde,</l>
<l>Or say with Princes if it <reg orig="shal">shall</reg> go <reg
orig="wel">well</reg></l>
<l>By&H4; oft predict that&H61; I in&H4; heauen finde.</l>
<l>But from thine eies my knowledge I deriue,</l>
<l>And constant stars in&H4; them I read such art&H0;</l>
<l>As truth and beautie <reg orig="shal">shall</reg> together thriue</l>
<l>If from <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg>, to&H9; store thou wouldst conuert:</l>
<l>Or else of thee this I prognosticate,</l>
<l>Thy end is Truthes and Beauties doome and date.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "15">
<l>When I consider <reg orig="euery thing">everything</reg> that&H61; growes</l>
<l>Holds in&H4; perfection but a little moment.</l>
<l>That&H3; this huge stage presenteth nought but showes</l>
<l>Whereon the Stars in&H4; secret influence comment.</l>
<l>When I perceiue that&H3; men as plants increase,</l>
<l>Cheared and checkt <reg orig="euen">even</reg> by&H4; the selfe-same skie:</l>
<l>Vaunt in&H4; their youthfull sap, at height decrease,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="were">wear</reg> their braue state out of memory.</l>
<l>Then the conceit of this inconstant stay,</l>
<l>Sets you most rich in&H4; youth before my sight,</l>
<l>Where wastfull time debateth with decay</l>
<l>To&H9; change your day of youth to&H4; sullied night,</l>
<l rend="indent">And all in&H4; war with Time for&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> of
you</l>
<l rend="indent">As he takes from you, I ingrast you new.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "16">
<l><reg orig="Bvt">But</reg> wherefore do not you a mightier waie</l>
<l>Make warre <reg orig="vppon">upon&H4;</reg> this bloudie tirant time?</l>
<l>And fortifie <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg> in&H4; your decay</l>
<l>With meanes more blessed <reg orig="then">than</reg> my barren rime?</l>
<l>Now stand you on&H4; the top of happie houres,</l>
<l>And many maiden gardens yet vnset,</l>
<l>With vertuous wish would beare your liuing flowers,</l>
<l>Much liker <reg orig="then">than</reg> your painted counterfeit:</l>
<l>So&H52; should the lines of life that&H61; life repaire</l>
<l>Which&H61; this (Times pensel or my pupill pen)</l>
<l>Neither in&H4; inward worth nor outward <reg orig="faire">fair</reg></l>
<l>Can make you <reg orig="liue">live</reg> <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg>
in&H4;
eies of men,</l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; <reg orig="giue">give</reg> away <reg orig="your
selfe">yourself</reg>, keeps <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg> still,</l>
<l rend="indent">And you must <reg orig="liue">live</reg> drawne by&H4; your <reg
orig="owne">own</reg> sweet skill,</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "17">
<l>Who&H62; will&H1; beleeue my verse in&H4; time to&H9; come</l>
<l>If it were fild with your most high deserts?</l>
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<l>Though yet heauen knowes it is but as a tombe</l>
<l>Which&H61; hides your life, and shewes not halfe your parts:</l>
<l>If I could write the beauty of your eyes,</l>
<l>And in&H4; fresh numbers number all your graces,</l>
<l>The age to&H9; come would say this Poet lies,</l>
<l>Such heauenly touches <reg orig="nere">never</reg> toucht earthly faces.</l>
<l>So&H52; should my papers (yellowed with their age)</l>
<l>Be scorn'd, like&H4; old men of lesse truth <reg orig="then">than</reg> tongue,</l>
<l>And your true rights be termd a Poets rage,</l>
<l>And stretched miter of an Antique song.</l>
<l rend="indent">But were some childe of yours aliue that&H62; time,</l>
<l rend="indent">You should <reg orig="liue">live</reg> twise in&H4; it, and in&H4; my
rime.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "18">
<l>Shall I compare thee to&H4; a Summers day?</l>
<l>Thou art more louely and more temperate:</l>
<l>Rough windes do shake the darling buds of Maie,</l>
<l>And Sommers lease hath all too short a date:</l>
<l>Sometime too hot the eye of heauen shines,</l>
<l>And often is his gold complexion dimm'd,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="euery">every</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> from <reg
orig="faire">fair</reg> some-time declines,</l>
<l>By&H4; chance, or natures changing course vntrim'd:</l>
<l>But thy eternall Sommer shall not fade,</l>
<l>Nor loose possession of that&H62; <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> thou ow'st,</l>
<l>Nor shall death brag thou wandr'st in&H4; his shade,</l>
<l>When in&H4; eternall lines to&H4; time thou grow'st,</l>
<l rend="indent">So&H51; long as men can breath or eyes can see,</l>
<l rend="indent">So&H51; long liues this, and this giues life to&H4; thee,</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "19">
<l>Deuouring time blunt thou the Lyons pawes,</l>
<l>And make the earth deuoure her&H2; <reg orig="owne">own</reg> sweet brood,</l>
<l>Plucke the keene teeth from the fierce Tygers yawes,</l>
<l>And burne the long liu'd Phaenix in&H4; her&H2; blood,</l>
<l>Make glad and sorry seasons as thou fleet'st,</l>
<l>And do <reg orig="what ere">whatever</reg> thou wilt swift-footed time</l>
<l>To&H4; the wide world and all her&H2; fading sweets:</l>
<l>But I forbid thee one most hainous crime,</l>
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<l>O carue not with thy howers my loues <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> brow,</l>
<l>Nor draw <reg orig="noe">no&H2;</reg> lines there with thine antique pen,</l>
<l>Him in&H4; thy course vntainted <reg orig="doe">do</reg> allow,</l>
<l>For&H4; beauties patterne to&H4; succeding men.</l>
<l rend="indent">Yet <reg orig="doe">do</reg> thy worst ould Time dispight thy
wrong,</l>
<l rend="indent">My <reg orig="loue">love</reg> shall in&H4; my verse <reg
orig="euer">ever</reg> <reg
orig="liue">live</reg> young.</l>
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<l>A womans face with natures <reg orig="owne">own</reg> hand painted,</l>
<l><reg orig="Haste">Hast</reg> thou the Master Mistris of my passion,</l>
<l>A womans gentle hart but not acquainted</l>
<l>With shifting change as is false womens fashion,</l>
<l>An eye more bright <reg orig="then">than</reg> theirs, lesse false in&H4; rowling:</l>
<l>Gilding the obiect where-vpon it gazeth,</l>
<l>A man in&H4; hew all Hews in&H4; his controwling,</l>
<l>Which&H61; steales mens eyes and womens soules amaseth.</l>
<l>And for&H4; a woman wert thou first created,</l>
<l>Till nature as she wrought thee fell <reg orig="a dotinge">a-doting</reg>,</l>
<l>And by&H4; addition me of thee defeated,</l>
<l>By&H4; adding one thing to&H4; my purpose nothing.</l>
<l rend="indent">But since she prickt thee out for&H4; womens pleasure,</l>
<l rend="indent">Mine be thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg> and thy loues vse their
treasure.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "21">
<l>So&H52; is it not with me as with that&H62; Muse,</l>
<l>Stird by&H4; a painted beauty to&H4; his verse,</l>
<l>Who&H61; heauen <reg orig="it selfe">itself</reg> for&H4; ornament doth vse,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="euery">every</reg> <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> with his <reg
orig="faire">fair</reg> doth reherse,</l>
<l>Making a coopelment of proud compare</l>
<l>With Sunne and Moone, with earth and seas rich gems:</l>
<l>With Aprills first borne flowers and all things rare,</l>
<l>That&H61; heauens ayre in&H4; this huge rondure hems,</l>
<l>O let me true in&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> but truly write,</l>
<l>And then beleeue me, my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> is as <reg
orig="faire">fair</reg>,</l>
<l>As any mothers childe, though not so&H51; bright</l>
<l>As those gould candells fixt in&H4; heauens ayer:</l>
<l rend="indent">Let them say more that&H61; like&H1; of heare-say well,</l>
<l rend="indent">I will&H1; not prayse that&H61; purpose not to&H9; sell.</l>
</div2 >
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<div2 type="poem" n= "22">
<l>My glasse shall not perswade me I am ould,</l>
<l>So&H51; long as youth and thou are of one date,</l>
<l>But when in&H4; thee times sorrwes I behould,</l>
<l>Then look I death my daies should expiate.</l>
<l>For&H3; all that&H62; beauty that&H61; doth couer thee,</l>
<l>Is but the seemely rayment of my heart,</l>
<l>Which&H61; in&H4; thy brest doth <reg orig="liue">live</reg>, as thine in&H4;
me,</l>
<l>How can I then be elder <reg orig="then">than</reg> thou art?</l>
<l>O therefore <reg orig="loue">love</reg> be of <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg>
so&H51; wary,</l>
<l>As I not for&H4; <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>, but for&H4; thee will&H1;,</l>
<l>Bearing thy heart which&H61; I will&H1; keepe so&H51; chary</l>
<l>As tender nurse her&H2; babe from faring ill,</l>
<l rend="indent">Presume not on&H4; thy heart when mine is slaine,</l>
<l rend="indent">Thou gau'st me thine not to&H9; <reg orig="giue">give</reg> <reg
orig="backe">back</reg> <reg
orig="againe">again</reg>.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "23">
<l>As an vnperfect actor on&H4; the stage,</l>
<l>Who&H61; with his feare is put besides his part,</l>
<l>Or some fierce thing repleat with too much rage,</l>
<l>Whose strengths abondance weakens his <reg orig="owne">own</reg> heart;</l>
<l>So&H52; I for&H4; feare of trust, forget to&H9; say,</l>
<l>The perfect ceremony of loues right,</l>
<l>And in&H4; mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> loues strength <reg
orig="seeme">seem</reg> to&H9; decay,</l>
<l>Ore-charg'd with burthen of mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> loues might:</l>
<l>O let my books be then the eloquence,</l>
<l>And domb presagers of my speaking brest,</l>
<l>Who&H61; pleade for&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, and look for&H4;
recompence,</l>
<l>More <reg orig="then">than</reg> that&H62; tonge that&H61; more hath more
exprest.</l>
<l rend="indent">O learne to&H9; read what silent <reg orig="loue">love</reg> hath
writ,</l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> <corr sic="wit">with</corr> eies
belongs to&H4; loues
fine <reg orig="wiht">wit</reg>.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "24">
<l>Mine eye hath play'd the painter and hath steeld,</l>
<l>Thy beauties forme in&H4; table of my heart,</l>
<l>My body is the frame wherein <reg orig="ti's">it is</reg> held,</l>
<l>And perspectiue it is best Painters art&H0;.</l>
<l>For&H3; through the Painter must you see his skill,</l>
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<l>To&H9; finde where your true Image pictur'd lies,</l>
<l>Which&H61; in&H4; my bosomes shop is hanging stil,</l>
<l>That&H61; hath his windowes glazed with thine eyes:</l>
<l>Now see what good-turnes eyes for&H4; eies <reg orig="haue">have</reg> done,</l>
<l>Mine eyes <reg orig="haue">have</reg> drawne thy shape, and thine for&H4; me</l>
<l>Are windowes to&H4; my brest, where-through the Sun</l>
<l>Delights to&H9; peepe, to&H9; gaze therein on&H4; thee</l>
<l rend="indent">Yet eyes this cunning want to&H9; grace their art&H0;</l>
<l rend="indent">They draw but what they see, know not the hart.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "25">
<l>Let those who&H61; are in&H4; fauor with their stars,</l>
<l>Of publike honour and proud titles bost,</l>
<l>Whilst I <reg orig="whome">whom</reg> fortune of such tryumph bars</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnlookt for">Unlooked-for</reg> ioy in&H4; that&H62; I honour most;</l>
<l>Great Princes fauorites their <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> leaues spread,</l>
<l>But as the Marygold at the suns eye,</l>
<l>And in&H4; <reg orig="them-selues">themselves</reg> their pride lies buried,</l>
<l>For&H3; at a frowne they in&H4; their glory die.</l>
<l>The painefull warrier famosed for&H4; worth,</l>
<l>After a thousand victories once foild,</l>
<l>Is from the booke of honour rased quite,</l>
<l>And all the rest forgot for&H4; which&H61; he coild:</l>
<l rend="indent">Then happy I that&H61; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> and am beloued</l>
<l rend="indent">Where I may not remoue, nor be remoued.</l>
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<div2 n= "26">
<l>Lord of my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, to&H4; <reg orig="whome">whom</reg>
in&H4; vassalage</l>
<l>Thy merrit hath my dutie strongly knit;</l>
<l>To&H4; thee I send this written ambassage</l>
<l>To&H9; witnesse duty, not to&H9; shew my wit.</l>
<l>Duty so&H51; great, which&H61; wit so&H51; poore as mine</l>
<l>May make <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> bare, in&H4; wanting words to&H9; shew
it;</l>
<l>But that&H3; I hope some good conceipt of thine</l>
<l>In&H4; thy soules thought (all naked) will&H1; bestow it:</l>
<l>Til whatsoeuer star that&H61; guides my mouing,</l>
<l>Points on&H4; me gratiously with <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> aspect,</l>
<l>And puts apparrell on&H4; my tottered louing,</l>
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<l>To&H9; show me worthy of their sweet respect,</l>
<l rend="indent">Then may I dare to&H9; boast how I <reg orig="doe">do</reg> <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> thee,</l>
<l rend="indent">Til then, not show my head where thou <reg orig="maist">mayst</reg>
proue me</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "27">
<l>Weary with toyle, I <reg orig="hast">haste</reg> me to&H4; my bed,</l>
<l>The deare repose for&H4; lims with trauaill tired,</l>
<l>But then begins a iourny in&H4; my head</l>
<l>To&H9; worke my mind, when boddies <reg orig="work's">work is</reg> expired.</l>
<l>For&H3; then my thoughts (from far where I abide)</l>
<l>Intend a zelous pilgrimage to&H4; thee,</l>
<l>And keepe my drooping eye-lids open wide,</l>
<l>Looking on&H4; darknes which&H61; the blind <reg orig="doe">do</reg> see.</l>
<l>Saue that&H3; my soules imaginary sight</l>
<l>Presents their shaddoe to&H4; my sightles view,</l>
<l>Which&H61; like&H4; a iewell (hunge in&H4; gastly night)</l>
<l>Makes blacke night beautious, and her&H2; old face new.</l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Loe">Lo</reg> thus by&H4; day my lims, by&H4; night my
mind,</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H4; thee, and for&H4; <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>, <reg
orig="noe">no&H2;</reg> quiet finde.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "28">
<l>How can I then returne in&H4; happy plight</l>
<l>That&H61; am debard the benifit of rest?</l>
<l>When daies oppression is not eazd by&H4; night,</l>
<l>But day by&H4; night and night by&H4; day oprest.</l>
<l>And each (though enimes to&H4; ethers raigne)</l>
<l><reg orig="Doe">Do</reg> in&H4; consent shake hands to&H9; torture me,</l>
<l>The one by&H4; toyle, the other to&H9; complaine</l>
<l>How far I toyle, still farther off from thee.</l>
<l>I tell the Day to&H9; please him thou art bright,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="do'st">dost</reg> him grace when clouds <reg orig="doe">do</reg> blot
the heauen:</l>
<l>So&H52; flatter I the swart complexiond night,</l>
<l>When sparkling stars twire not thou guil'st <reg orig="th'eauen">the heaven</reg>.</l>
<l rend="indent">But day doth daily draw my sorrowes longer,</l>
<l rend="indent">And night doth nightly make greefes length <reg
orig="seeme">seem</reg> stronger</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "29">
<l>When in&H4; disgrace with Fortune and mens eyes,</l>
<l>I all alone beweepe my out-cast state,</l>
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<l>And trouble deafe heauen with my bootlesse cries,</l>
<l>And <reg orig="looke">look</reg> <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> <reg orig="my
selfe">myself</reg> and curse my fate.</l>
<l>Wishing me like&H4; to&H4; one more rich in&H4; hope,</l>
<l>Featur'd like&H4; him, like&H4; him with friends possest,</l>
<l>Desiring this mans art&H0;, and that&H62; mans skope,</l>
<l>With what I most inioy contented least,</l>
<l>Yet in&H4; these thoughts <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> almost despising,</l>
<l>Haplye I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> on&H4; thee, and then my state,</l>
<l>(Like&H4; to&H4; the Larke at breake of daye arising)</l>
<l>From sullen earth sings himns at Heauens gate,</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H3; thy sweet <reg orig="loue">love</reg> remembred such welth
brings,</l>
<l rend="indent">That&H3; then I skorne to&H9; change my state with Kings.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "30">
<l>When to&H4; the Sessions of sweet silent thought,</l>
<l>I sommon <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> remembrance of things past,</l>
<l>I sigh the lacke of many a thing I sought,</l>
<l>And with old woes new waile my deare times waste:</l>
<l>Then can I drowne an eye (vn-vs'd to&H9; flow)</l>
<l>For&H4; precious friends hid in&H4; deaths dateles night,</l>
<l>And weepe a fresh loues long since canceld woe,</l>
<l>And mone <reg orig="th'expence">the expense</reg> of many a vannisht sight.</l>
<l>Then can I greeue at greeuances fore-gon,</l>
<l>And heauily from woe to&H4; woe tell ore</l>
<l>The sad account of sore-bemoned mone,</l>
<l>Which&H61; I new pay as if not payd before.</l>
<l rend="indent">But if the while I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> on&H4; thee (deare
friend)</l>
<l rend="indent">All losses are restord, and sorrowes end.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "31">
<l>Thy bosome is indeared with all hearts,</l>
<l>Which&H61; I by&H4; lacking <reg orig="haue">have</reg> supposed dead,</l>
<l>And there raignes <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> and all Loues louing parts,</l>
<l>And all those friends which&H61; I thought buried.</l>
<l>How many a holy and obsequious teare</l>
<l>Hath deare religious <reg orig="loue">love</reg> stolne from mine eye,</l>
<l>As interest of the dead, which&H61; now appeare,</l>
<l>But things remou'd that&H61; hidden in&H4; there lie.</l>
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<l>Thou art the graue where buried <reg orig="loue">love</reg> doth <reg
orig="liue">live</reg>,</l>
<l>Hung with the tropheis of my louers gon,</l>
<l>Who&H61; all their parts of me to&H4; thee did <reg orig="giue">give</reg>,</l>
<l>That&H62; due of many, now is thine alone.</l>
<l rend="indent">Their images I lou'd, I view in&H4; thee,</l>
<l rend="indent">And thou (all they) hast all the all of me.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "32">
<l>If thou suruiue my well contented daie,</l>
<l>When that&H62; churle death my bones with dust shall couer</l>
<l>And shalt by&H4; fortune once more re-suruay:</l>
<l>These poore rude lines of thy deceased Louer:</l>
<l>Compare them with the bett'ring of the time,</l>
<l>And though they be out-stript by&H4; <reg orig="euery">every</reg> pen,</l>
<l>Reserue them for&H4; my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, not for&H4; their rime,</l>
<l>Exceeded by&H4; the hight of happier men.</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> then voutsafe me but this louing thought,</l>
<l>Had my friends Muse growne with this growing age,</l>
<l>A dearer birth <reg orig="then">than</reg> this his <reg orig="loue">love</reg> had
brought</l>
<l>To&H9; march in&H4; ranckes of better equipage:</l>
<l rend="indent">But since he died and Poets better proue,</l>
<l rend="indent">Theirs for&H4; their stile I will&H1; read, his for&H4; his <reg
orig="loue">love</reg>.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n="33">
<l><reg orig="Fvll">Full</reg> many a glorious morning <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I
seene,</l>
<l>Flatter the mountaine tops with soueraine eie,</l>
<l>Kissing with golden face the meddowes greene;</l>
<l>Guilding pale streames with heauenly alcumy:</l>
<l>Anon permit the basest cloudes to&H9; ride,</l>
<l>With ougly rack on&H4; his celestiall face,</l>
<l>And from the for-lorne world his visage hide</l>
<l>Stealing vnseene to&H4; west with this disgrace:</l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> so&H52; my Sunne one early morne did shine,</l>
<l>With all triumphant splendor on&H4; my brow,</l>
<l>But out alack, he was but one houre mine,</l>
<l>The region cloude hath mask'd him from me now.</l>
<l rend="indent">Yet him for&H4; this, my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> no&H2; whit
disdaineth,</l>
<l rend="indent">Suns of the world may staine, when heauens sun stainteh.</l>
</div2 >
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<div2 type="poem" n= "34">
<l>Why didst thou promise such a beautious day,</l>
<l>And make me trauaile forth without my cloake,</l>
<l>To&H9; let bace cloudes ore-take me in&H4; my way,</l>
<l>Hiding thy brau'ry in&H4; their rotten smoke.</l>
<l><reg orig="Tis">It is</reg> not enough that&H3; through the cloude thou breake,</l>
<l>To&H9; dry the raine on&H4; my storme-beaten face,</l>
<l>For&H3; no&H2; man well of such a salue can <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>,</l>
<l>That&H61; heales the wound, and cures not the disgrace:</l>
<l>Nor can thy shame <reg orig="giue">give</reg> phisicke to&H4; my griefe,</l>
<l>Though thou repent, yet I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> still the losse,</l>
<l><reg orig="Th'">The </reg> offenders sorrow lends but weake reliefe</l>
<l>To&H4; him that&H61; beares the strong offenses losse.</l>
<l rend="indent">Ah but those teares are pearle which&H61; thy <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> sheeds,</l>
<l rend="indent">And they are ritch, and ransome all ill deeds.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "35">
<l>No&H2; more <reg orig="bee">be</reg> greeu'd at that&H62; which&H61; thou hast
done,</l>
<l>Roses <reg orig="haue">have</reg> thornes, and siluer fountaines mud,</l>
<l>Cloudes and eclipses staine both Moone and Sunne,</l>
<l>And loathsome canker liues in&H4; sweetest bud.</l>
<l>All men make faults, and <reg orig="euen">even</reg> I in&H4; this,</l>
<l>Authorizing thy trespas with compare,</l>
<l><reg orig="My selfe">Myself</reg> corrupting saluing thy amisse,</l>
<l>Excusing their sins more <reg orig="then">than</reg> their sins are:</l>
<l>For&H3; to&H4; thy sensuall fault I bring in&H5; sence,</l>
<l>Thy aduerse party is thy Aduocate,</l>
<l>And gainst <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> a lawfull plea commence,</l>
<l>Such ciuill war is in&H4; my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> and hate,</l>
<l rend="indent">That&H3; I an accessary needs must be,</l>
<l rend="indent">To&H4; that&H62; sweet theefe which&H61; sourely robs from me,</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "36">
<l>Let me confesse that&H3; we&Htp; two must be twaine,</l>
<l>Although our&Htp; vndeuided loues are one:</l>
<l>So&H52; shall those blots that&H61; do with me remaine,</l>
<l>Without thy helpe, by&H4; me be borne alone.</l>
<l>In&H4; our&Htp; two loues there is but one respect,</l>
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<l>Though in&H4; our&Htp; liues a seperable spight,</l>
<l>Which&H61; though it alter not loues sole effect,</l>
<l>Yet doth it steale sweet houres from loues delight,</l>
<l>I may not euer-more acknowledge thee,</l>
<l><reg orig="Least">Lest</reg> my bewailed guilt should do thee shame,</l>
<l>Nor thou with publike kindnesse honour me,</l>
<l>Vnlesse thou take that&H62; honour from thy name:</l>
<l rend="indent">But <reg orig="doe">do</reg> not so&H52;, I <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> thee in&H4; such sort,</l>
<l rend="indent">As thou being mine, mine is thy good report.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "37">
<l>As a decrepit father takes delight,</l>
<l>To&H9; see his actiue childe do deeds of youth,</l>
<l>So&H52; I, made lame by&H4; Fortunes dearest spight</l>
<l>Take all my comfort of thy worth and truth.</l>
<l>For&H3; whether beauty, birth, or wealth, or wit,</l>
<l>Or any of these all, or all, or more</l>
<l>Intitled in&H4; their parts, do crowned sit,</l>
<l>I make my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> ingrafted to&H4; this store:</l>
<l>So&H3; then I am not lame, poore, nor dispis'd,</l>
<l>Whilst that&H3; this shadow doth such substance <reg orig="giue">give</reg>,</l>
<l>That&H3; I in&H4; thy abundance am suffic'd,</l>
<l>And by&H4; a part of all thy glory <reg orig="liue">live</reg>:</l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Looke">Look</reg> what is best, that&H62; best I wish
in&H4; thee,</l>
<l rend="indent">This wish I <reg orig="haue">have</reg>, then ten times happy me.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "38">
<l>How can my Muse want subiect to&H9; inuent</l>
<l>While thou dost breath that&H61; poor'st into my verse,</l>
<l>Thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> sweet argument, <reg orig="to">too</reg>
excellent,</l>
<l>For&H4; <reg orig="euery">every</reg> vulgar paper to&H9; rehearse:</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <reg orig="giue">give</reg> <reg orig="thy
selfe">thyself</reg> the thankes if <reg orig="ought">aught</reg> in&H4; me,</l>
<l>Worthy perusal stand against thy sight,</l>
<l>For&H3; <reg orig="who's">who&H62; is</reg> so&H51; dumbe that&H61; cannot
write to&H4; thee,</l>
<l>When thou <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> dost <reg orig="giue">give</reg>
inuention light?</l>
<l>Be thou the tenth Muse, ten times more in&H4; worth</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> those old nine which&H61; rimers inuocate,</l>
<l>And he that&H61; calls on&H4; thee, let him bring forth</l>
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<l>Eternal numbers to&H9; out-liue long date.</l>
<l rend="indent">If my slight Muse <reg orig="doe">do</reg> please these curious
daies,</l>
<l rend="indent">The paine be mine, but thine <reg orig="shal">shall</reg> be the
praise.</l>
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<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> how thy worth with manners may I singe,</l>
<l>When thou art all the better part of me?</l>
<l>What can mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> praise to&H4; mine <reg
orig="owne">own</reg><reg orig="selfe">self</reg> bring;</l>
<l>And what <reg orig="is't">is it</reg> but mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> when I
praise thee,</l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> for&H4; this, let <reg orig="vs">us&Htp;</reg> deuided
<reg
orig="liue">live</reg>,</l>
<l>And our&Htp; deare <reg orig="loue">love</reg> loose name of single one,</l>
<l>That&H3; by&H4; this seperation I may <reg orig="giue">give</reg>:</l>
<l>That&H62; due to&H4; thee which&H61; thou deseru'st alone:</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> absence what a torment wouldst thou proue,</l>
<l>Were it not thy soure leisure gaue sweet leaue,</l>
<l>To&H9; entertaine the time with thoughts of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>Which&H61; time and thoughts so&H51; sweetly dost deceiue.</l>
<l rend="indent">And that&H3; thou teachest how to&H9; make one twaine,</l>
<l rend="indent">By&H4; praising him here who&H61; doth hence remaine.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "40">
<l>Take all my loues, my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, yea take them all,</l>
<l>What hast thou then more <reg orig="then">than</reg> thou hadst before?</l>
<l>No&H2; <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, that&H61; thou
<reg orig="maist">mayst</reg> true <reg orig="loue">love</reg> call,</l>
<l>All mine was thine, before thou hadst this more:</l>
<l>Then if for&H4; my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, thou my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>
receiuest,</l>
<l>I cannot blame thee, for&H3; my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> thou vsest,</l>
<l>But yet be blam'd, if thou this <reg orig="selfe">self</reg> deceauest</l>
<l>By&H4; wilfull taste of what <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> refusest.</l>
<l>I <reg orig="doe">do</reg> forgiue thy robb'rie gentle theefe</l>
<l>Although thou steale thee all my pouerty:</l>
<l>And yet <reg orig="loue">love</reg> knowes it is a greater griefe</l>
<l>To&H9; beare loues wrong, <reg orig="then">than</reg> hates knowne iniury.</l>
<l rend="indent">Lasciuious grace, in&H4; whom all <reg orig="il">ill</reg> <reg
orig="wel">well</reg> showes,</l>
<l rend="indent">Kill me with spights yet we&Htp; must not be foes.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "41">
<l>Those pretty wrongs that&H61; liberty commits,</l>
<l>When I am some-time absent from thy heart,</l>
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<l>Thy beautie, and thy yeares full well befits,</l>
<l>For&H3; still temptation followes where thou art.</l>
<l>Gentle thou art, and therefore to&H9; be wonne,</l>
<l>Beautious thou art, therefore to&H9; be assailed.</l>
<l>And when a woman woes, what womans <reg orig="sonne">son</reg>,</l>
<l>Will&H1; sourely leaue her&H6; till he <reg orig="haue">have</reg> preuailed.</l>
<l>Aye me, but yet thou <corr sic="mighst">mightst</corr> my seate forbeare,</l>
<l>And chide thy beauty, and thy straying youth,</l>
<l>Who&H61; lead thee in&H4; their ryot <reg orig="euen">even</reg> there</l>
<l>Where thou art forst to&H9; breake a two-fold truth:</l>
<l rend="indent">Hers by&H4; thy beauty tempting her&H6; to&H4; thee,</l>
<l rend="indent">Thine by&H4; thy beautie <reg orig="beeing">being</reg> false to&H4;
me.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n="42">
<l>That&H3; thou hast her&H6; it is not all my griefe,</l>
<l>And yet it may be said I lou'd her&H6; deerely,</l>
<l>That&H3; she hath thee is of my wayling cheefe,</l>
<l>A losse in&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> that&H61; touches me more neerely.</l>
<l>Louing offendors thus I will&H1; excuse <reg orig="yee">ye</reg>,</l>
<l>Thou <reg orig="doost">dost</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> her&H6;, because thou
knowst I <reg orig="loue">love</reg> her&H6;,</l>
<l>And for&H4; my sake <reg orig="euen">even</reg> so&H52; doth she abuse me,</l>
<l>Suffring my friend for&H4; my sake to&H9; approoue her&H6;,</l>
<l>If I loose thee, my losse is my loues gaine,</l>
<l>And loosing her&H6;, my friend hath found that&H62; losse,</l>
<l>Both finde each other, and I loose both twaine,</l>
<l>And both for&H4; my sake lay on&H4; me this crosse,</l>
<l rend="indent">But <reg orig="here's">here is</reg> the ioy, my friend and I are one,</l>
<l rend="indent">Sweete flattery, then she loues but me alone.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "43">
<l>When most I winke then <reg orig="doe">do</reg> mine eyes best see,</l>
<l>For&H3; all the day they view things vnrespected,</l>
<l>But when I sleepe, in&H4; dreames they <reg orig="looke">look</reg> on&H4; thee,</l>
<l>And darkely bright, are bright in&H4; darke directed.</l>
<l>Then thou whose shaddow shaddowes doth make bright,</l>
<l>How would thy shadowes forme, forme happy show,</l>
<l>To&H4; the cleere day with thy much cleerer light,</l>
<l>When to&H4; vn-seeing eyes thy shade shines so&H51;?</l>
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<l>How would (I say) mine eyes be blessed made,</l>
<l>By&H4; looking on&H4; thee in&H4; the liuing day?</l>
<l>When in&H4; dead night their <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> imperfect shade,</l>
<l>Through heauy sleepe on&H4; sightlesse eyes doth stay?</l>
<l rend="indent">All dayes are nights to&H9; see till I see thee,</l>
<l rend="indent">And nights bright daies when dreams do shew thee me.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "44">
<l>If the dull substance of my flesh were thought,</l>
<l>Iniurious distance should not stop my way,</l>
<l>For&H3; then dispight of space I would be brought,</l>
<l>From limits farre remote, where thou <reg orig="doost">dost</reg> stay,</l>
<l>No&H2; matter then although my foote did stand</l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon">Upon&H4;</reg> the farthest earth remoou'd from thee,</l>
<l>For&H3; nimble thought can iumpe both sea and land,</l>
<l>As <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> as <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> the place where he
would be.</l>
<l>But ah, thought kills me that&H3; I am not thought</l>
<l>To&H9; leape large lengths of miles when thou art gone,</l>
<l>But that&H3; so&H51; much of earth and water wrought,</l>
<l>I must attend, times leasure with my mone.</l>
<l rend="indent">Receiuing naughts by&H4; elements so&H51; sloe,</l>
<l rend="indent">But heauie teares, badges of eithers woe.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "45">
<l>The other two, slight ayre, and purging fire,</l>
<l>Are both with thee, <reg orig="where euer">wherever</reg> I abide,</l>
<l>The first my thought, the other my desire,</l>
<l>These present absent with swift motion slide.</l>
<l>For&H3; when these quicker Elements are gone</l>
<l>In&H4; tender Embassie of <reg orig="loue">love</reg> to&H4; thee,</l>
<l>My life being made of foure, with two alone,</l>
<l>Sinkes <reg orig="downe">down</reg> to&H4; death, opprest with melancholie.</l>
<l>Vntill liues composition be recured,</l>
<l>By&H4; those swift messengers return'd from thee,</l>
<l>Who&H61; <reg orig="euen">even</reg> but now come back <reg
orig="againe">again</reg> assured,</l>
<l>Of their <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> health, recounting it to&H4; me.</l>
<l rend="indent">This told, I ioy, but then no&H2; longer glad,</l>
<l rend="indent">I send them back <reg orig="againe">again</reg> and straight grow
sad.</l>
</div2 >
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<div2 type="poem" n="46">
<l>Mine eye and heart are at a mortall warre,</l>
<l>How to&H9; deuide the conquest of thy sight,</l>
<l>Mine eye, my heart their pictures sight would barre,</l>
<l>My heart, mine eye the <corr sic="freeedome">freedom</corr> of that&H62; right,</l>
<l>My heart doth plead that&H3; thou in&H4; him <reg orig="doost">dost</reg> lye,</l>
<l>(A closet <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> pearst with christall eyes)</l>
<l>But the defendant doth that&H62; plea deny,</l>
<l>And sayes in&H4; him their <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> appearance lyes.</l>
<l>To&H9; side this title is impannelled</l>
<l>A quest of thoughts, all tennants to&H4; the heart,</l>
<l>And by&H4; their verdict is determined</l>
<l>The cleere eyes moyitie, and the deare hearts part.</l>
<l rend="indent">As thus, mine eyes due is their outward part,</l>
<l rend="indent">And my hearts right, their inward <reg orig="loue">love</reg> of
heart.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "47">
<l>Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is tooke,</l>
<l>And each doth good turnes now <reg orig="vnto">unto</reg> the other,</l>
<l>When that&H3; mine eye is famisht for&H4; a <reg orig="looke">look</reg>,</l>
<l>Or heart in&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> with sighes <reg
orig="himselfe">himself</reg> doth smother;</l>
<l>With my loues picture then my eye doth feast,</l>
<l>And to&H4; the painted banquet bids my heart:</l>
<l><reg orig="An other">Another</reg> time mine eye is my hearts guest,</l>
<l>And in&H4; his thoughts of <reg orig="loue">love</reg> doth share a part.</l>
<l>So&H52; either by&H4; thy picture or my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Thy selfe">Thyself</reg> away, are present still with me,</l>
<l>For&H3; thou nor farther <reg orig="then">than</reg> my thoughts canst moue,</l>
<l>And I am still with them, and they with thee.</l>
<l rend="indent">Or if they sleepe, thy picture in&H4; my sight</l>
<l rend="indent">Awakes my heart, to&H4; hearts and eyes delight.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "48">
<l>How carefull was I when I tooke my way,</l>
<l>Each trifle <reg orig="vnder">under</reg> truest barres to&H4; thrust,</l>
<l>That&H3; to&H4; my vse it might vn-vsed stay</l>
<l>From hands of falsehood, in&H4; sure wards of trust?</l>
<l>But thou, to&H4; whom my iewels trifles are,</l>
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<l>Most worthy comfort, now my greatest griefe,</l>
<l>Thou best of deerest, and mine onely care,</l>
<l>Art left the prey of <reg orig="euery">every</reg> vulgar theefe.</l>
<l>Thee <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I not lockt <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> in&H4;
any chest,</l>
<l>Saue where thou art not though I feele thou art,</l>
<l>Within the gentle closure of my brest,</l>
<l>From whence at pleasure thou <reg orig="maist">mayst</reg> come and part,</l>
<l rend="indent">And <reg orig="euen">even</reg> thence thou wilt be stolne I feare,</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H3; truth prooues theeuish for&H4; a prize so&H51; deare.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "49">
<l>Against that&H62; time (if <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> that&H62; time come)</l>
<l>When I shall see thee frowne on&H4; my defects,</l>
<l>When as thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg> hath cast his vtmost summe,</l>
<l>Cauld to&H4; that&H62; audite by&H4; aduis'd respects,</l>
<l>Against that&H62; time when thou shalt strangely passe,</l>
<l>And scarcely greete me with that&H62; sunne thine eye,</l>
<l>When <reg orig="loue">love</reg> conuerted from the thing it was</l>
<l>Shall reasons finde of setled grauitie.</l>
<l>Against that&H62; time do I insconce me here</l>
<l>Within the knowledge of mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> desart,</l>
<l>And this my hand, against <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> vpreare,</l>
<l>To&H9; guard the lawfull reasons on&H4; thy part,</l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; leaue poore me, thou hast the strength of lawes,</l>
<l rend="indent">Since why to&H9; <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, I can alledge no&H2;
cause.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "50">
<l>How heauie <reg orig="doe">do</reg> I iourney on&H4; the way,</l>
<l>When what I seeke (my wearie trauels end)</l>
<l>Doth teach that&H62; ease and that&H62; repose to&H9; say</l>
<l>Thus farre the miles are measurde from thy friend.</l>
<l>The beast that&H61; beares me, tired with my woe,</l>
<l>Plods duly on&H5;, to&H9; beare that&H62; waight in&H4; me,</l>
<l>As if by&H4; some instinct the wretch did know</l>
<l>His rider lou'd not speed being made from thee:</l>
<l>The bloody spurre cannot prouoke him on&H5;,</l>
<l>That&H61; some-times anger thrusts into his hide,</l>
<l>Which&H61; heauily he answers with a grone,</l>
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<l>More sharpe to&H4; me <reg orig="then">than</reg> spurring to&H4; his side,</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H3; that&H62; same grone doth put this in&H4; my mind,</l>
<l rend="indent">My greefe lies onward and my ioy behind.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "51">
<l>Thus can my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> excuse  the slow offence,</l>
<l>Of my dull bearer, when from thee I speed,</l>
<l>From where thou art, why <reg orig="shoulld">should</reg> I <reg
orig="hast">haste</reg> me thence,</l>
<l>Till I returne of posting is <reg orig="noe">no&H2;</reg> need.</l>
<l>O what excuse will&H1; my poore beast then find,</l>
<l>When swift extremity can <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> but slow,</l>
<l>Then should I spurre though mounted on&H4; the wind,</l>
<l>In&H4; winged speed no&H2; motion shall I know,</l>
<l>Then can no&H2; horse with my desire keepe pace,</l>
<l>Therefore desire (of perfects <reg orig="loue">love</reg> being made)</l>
<l>Shall naigh <reg orig="noe">no&H2;</reg> dull flesh in&H4; his fiery race,</l>
<l>But <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, for&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, thus shall
excuse my iade,</l>
<l rend="indent">Since from thee going he went wilfull slow,</l>
<l rend="indent">Towards thee <reg orig="ile">I will&H1;</reg> run, and <reg
orig="giue">give</reg> him leaue to&H9; <reg orig="goe">go</reg>.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "52 ">
<l>So&H52; am I as the rich whose blessed key,</l>
<l>Can bring him to&H4; his sweet vp-locked treasure,</l>
<l>The which&H61; he will&H1; not <reg orig="eu'ry">every</reg> hower suruay,</l>
<l>For&H4; blunting the fine point of seldome pleasure.</l>
<l>Therefore are feasts so&H51; sollemne and so&H51; rare,</l>
<l>Since sildom comming in&H4; the long yeare set,</l>
<l>Like&H4; stones of worth they thinly placed are,</l>
<l>Or captaine Iewells in&H4; the carconet.</l>
<l>So&H52; is the time that&H61; keepes you as my chest,</l>
<l>Or as the ward-robe which&H61; the robe doth hide,</l>
<l>To&H9; make some speciall instant speciall blest,</l>
<l>By&H4; new vnfoulding his imprison'd pride.</l>
<l rend="indent">Blessed are you whose worthinesse giues skope,</l>
<l rend="indent">Being had to&H9; tryumph, being lackt to&H9; hope.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "53"> 
<l>What is your substance, whereof are you made,</l>
<l>That&H3; millions of strange shaddowes on&H4; you tend?</l>
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<l>Since <reg orig="euery">every</reg> one, hath <reg orig="euery">every</reg> one, one
shade,</l>
<l>And you but one, can <reg orig="euery">every</reg> shaddow lend:</l>
<l>Describe <emph rend="Adonis">Adonis</emph> and the counterfet,</l>
<l>Is poorely immitated after you,</l>
<l>On&H4; Hellens cheeke all art&H0; of beautie set,</l>
<l>And you in&H4; Grecian tires are painted new:</l>
<l><reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg> of the spring, and foyzon of the yeare,</l>
<l>The one doth shaddow of your beautie show,</l>
<l>The other as your bountie doth appeare,</l>
<l>And you in&H4; <reg orig="euery">every</reg> blessed shape we&Htp; know.</l>
<l rend="indent">In&H4; all externall grace you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> some
part,</l>
<l rend="indent">But you like&H4; none, none you for&H4; constant heart.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "54">
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> how much more doth beautie beautious <reg
orig="seeme">seem</reg>,</l>
<l>By&H4; that&H62; sweet ornament which&H61; truth doth <reg
orig="giue">give</reg>,</l>
<l>The Rose lookes <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>, but fairer we&Htp; it deeme</l>
<l>For&H4; that&H62; sweet odor, which&H61; doth in&H4; it <reg
orig="liue">live</reg>:</l>
<l>The Canker bloomes <reg orig="haue">have</reg> full as deepe a die,</l>
<l>As the perfumed tincture of the Roses,</l>
<l>Hang on&H4; such thornes, and play as wantonly,</l>
<l>When sommers breath their masked buds discloses:</l>
<l>But for&H4; their virtue only is their show,</l>
<l>They <reg orig="liue">live</reg> vnwoo'd, and vnrespected fade,</l>
<l>Die to&H4; <reg orig="themselues">themselves</reg>. Sweet Roses <reg
orig="doe">do</reg> not so&H52;,</l>
<l>Of their sweet deathes, are sweetest odors made:</l>
<l rend="indent">And so&H52; of you, beautious and louely youth,</l>
<l rend="indent">When that&H62; shall vade, by&H4; verse distils your truth.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "55 ">
<l>Not marble, nor the guilded monument,</l>
<l>Of Princes shall out-liue this powrefull rime,</l>
<l>But you shall shine more bright in&H4; these contents</l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> vnswept stone, besmeer'd with sluttish time.</l>
<l>When wastefull warre shall Statues ouer-turne,</l>
<l>And broiles roote out the worke of masonry,</l>
<l>Nor Mars his sword, nor warres quick fire shall burne:</l>
<l>The liuing record of your memory.</l>
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<l>Gainst death, and all obliuious emnity</l>
<l>Shall you pace forth, your praise shall <reg orig="stil">still</reg> finde roome,</l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> in&H4; the eyes of all posterity</l>
<l>That&H61; weare this world out to&H4; the ending doome.</l>
<l rend="indent">So&H52; <reg orig="til">till</reg> the iudgement that&H61; <reg
orig="your selfe">yourself</reg> arise,</l>
<l rend="indent">You <reg orig="liue">live</reg> in&H4; this, and dwell in&H4; louers
eies.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "56">
<l>Sweet <reg orig="loue">love</reg> renew thy force, be it not said</l>
<l>Thy edge should blunter be <reg orig="then">than</reg> apetite,</l>
<l>Which&H61; but <reg orig="too daie">today</reg> by&H4; feeding is alaied,</l>
<l><reg orig="To morrow">Tomorrow</reg> sharpned in&H4; his former might.</l>
<l>So&H52; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> be thou, although <reg orig="too
daie">today</reg> thou fill</l>
<l>Thy hungrie eies, <reg orig="euen">even</reg> till they winck with fulnesse,</l>
<l><reg orig="Too morrow">Tomorrow</reg> see <reg orig="againe">again</reg>, and
<reg orig="doe">do</reg> not kill</l>
<l>The spirit of <reg orig="Loue">Love</reg>, with a perpetual dulnesse:</l>
<l>Let this sad Intrim like&H4; the Ocean be</l>
<l>Which&H61; parts the shore, where two contracted new,</l>
<l>Come daily to&H4; the banckes, that&H3; when they see:</l>
<l>Returne of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, more blest may be the view.</l>
<l rend="indent">As <reg orig="cal">call</reg> it Winter, which&H61; being <reg
orig="ful">full</reg> of care,</l>
<l rend="indent">Makes Somers welcome, thrice more wish'd, more rare.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "57 ">
<l>Being your slaue what should I <reg orig="doe">do</reg> but tend,</l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon">Upon&H4;</reg> the houres, and times of your desire?</l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> no&H2; precious time at <reg orig="al">all</reg>
to&H9; spend;</l>
<l>Nor seruices to&H9; <reg orig="doe">do</reg> <reg orig="til">till</reg> you
require.</l>
<l>Nor dare I chide the world without end houre,</l>
<l>Whilst I (my soueraine) watch the clock for&H4; you,</l>
<l>Nor <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> the bitternesse of absence sowre,</l>
<l>When you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> bid your seruant once adieue.</l>
<l>Nor dare I question with my ieallous thought,</l>
<l>Where you may be, or your affaires suppose,</l>
<l>But like&H4; a sad slaue stay and <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> of nought</l>
<l>Saue where you are, how happy you make those.</l>
<l rend="indent">So&H51; true a foole is <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, that&H3; in&H4;
your Will&H0;,</l>
<l rend="indent">(Though you <reg orig="doe">do</reg> <reg orig="any
thing">anything</reg>) he thinkes no&H2; ill.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "58 ">
<l>That&H62; God forbid, that&H61; made me first your slaue,</l>
<l>I should in&H4; thought controule your times of pleasure,</l>
<l>Or at your hand <reg orig="th'">the </reg>account of houres to&H9; craue,</l>
<l>Being your vassail bound to&H9; staie your leisure.</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> let me suffer (being at your beck)</l>
<l><reg orig="Th'">The </reg>imprison'd absence of your libertie,</l>
<l>And patience tame, to&H4; sufferance bide each check,</l>
<l>Without accusing you of iniury.</l>
<l>Be where you list, your charter is so&H51; strong,</l>
<l>That&H3; you <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg> may priuiledge your time</l>
<l>To&H4; what you will&H1;, to&H4; you it doth belong,</l>
<l><reg orig="Your selfe">Yourself</reg> to&H9; pardon of selfe-doing crime.</l>
<l rend="indent">I am to&H9; waite, though waiting so&H52; be hell,</l>
<l rend="indent">Not blame your pleasure be it ill or well.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "59">
<l>If <reg orig="their">there</reg> <reg orig="bee">be</reg> nothing new, but that&H62;
which&H61; is,</l>
<l>Hath <reg orig="beene">been</reg> before, how are our&Htp; braines beguild,</l>
<l>Which&H61; laboring for&H4; inuention beare amisse</l>
<l>The second burthen of a former child?</l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> that&H3; record could with a back-ward <reg
orig="looke">look</reg>,</l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> of fiue hundreth courses of the Sunne,</l>
<l>Show me your image in&H4; some antique booke,</l>
<l>Since minde at first in&H4; carrecter was done.</l>
<l>That&H3; I might see what the old world could say,</l>
<l>To&H4; this composed wonder of your frame,</l>
<l>Whether we&Htp; are mended, or where better they,</l>
<l>Or whether reuolution be the same.</l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> sure I am the wits of former daies,</l>
<l rend="indent">To&H4; subiects worse <reg orig="haue">have</reg> giuen admiring
praise.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "60">
<l>Like&H5; as the waues make towards the pibled shore,</l>
<l>So&H52; do our&Htp; minuites hasten to&H4; their end,</l>
<l>Each changing place with that&H62; which&H61; goes before,</l>
<l>In&H4; sequent toile all forwards do contend.</l>
<l>Natiuity once in&H4; the maine of light.</l>
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<l>Crawles to&H4; maturity, wherewith being crown'd,</l>
<l>Crooked eclipses gainst his glory fight,</l>
<l>And time that&H61; gaue, doth now his gift confound.</l>
<l>Time doth transfixe the florish set on&H4; youth,</l>
<l>And delues the paralels in&H4; beauties brow,</l>
<l>Feedes on&H4; the rarities of natures truth,</l>
<l>And nothing stands but for&H4; his sieth to&H9; mow.</l>
<l rend="indent">And yet to&H4; times in&H4; hope, my verse shall stand</l>
<l rend="indent">Praising thy worth, dispight his cruell hand.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "61"> 
<l>Is it thy <reg orig="wil">will&H0;</reg>, thy Image should keepe open</l>
<l>My heauy eielids to&H4; the weary night?</l>
<l>Dost thou desire my slumbers should be broken,</l>
<l>While shadowes like&H4; to&H4; thee do mocke my sight?</l>
<l>Is it thy spirit that&H61; thou send'st from thee</l>
<l>So&H51; farre from home into my deeds to&H9; prye,</l>
<l>To&H9; find out shames and idle houres in&H4; me,</l>
<l>The skope and tenure of thy Ielousie?</l>
<l>O no&H7;, thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg> though much, is not so&H51; great,</l>
<l>It is my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> that&H61; keepes mine eie awake,</l>
<l>Mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> true <reg orig="loue">love</reg> that&H61; doth
my rest defeat,</l>
<l>To&H9; plaie the watch-man <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> for&H4; thy sake.</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H4; thee watch I, whilst thou dost wake elsewhere,</l>
<l rend="indent">From me farre <reg orig="of">off</reg>, with others all <reg orig=
"to">too</reg> <reg orig="neere">near</reg>.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "62">
<l>Sinne of selfe-loue possesseth <reg orig="al">all</reg> mine eie,  </l>
<l>And all my soule, and <reg orig="al">all</reg> my <reg orig="euery">every</reg> part;
</l>
<l>And for&H4; this sinne there is no&H2; remedie, </l>
<l>It is so&H51; grounded inward in&H4; my heart. </l>
<l><reg orig="Me thinkes">Methinks</reg> no&H2; face so&H51; gratious is as mine, </l>
<l>No&H2; shape so&H51; true, no&H2; truth of such account, </l>
<l>And for&H4; <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg>
worth do define,</l>
<l>As I all other in&H4; all worths surmount. </l>
<l>But when my glasse shewes me <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> indeed </l>
<l>Beated and chopt with tand antiquitie, </l>
<l>Mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> <reg orig="selfe">self</reg> <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> quite contrary I read </l>
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<l><reg orig="Selfe">Self</reg>, so&H51; <reg orig="selfe louing">self-loving</reg> were
iniquity,</l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="T'is">It is</reg> thee (<reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>)
that&H61; for&H4; <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> I praise,</l>
<l rend="indent">Painting my age with beauty of thy daies,</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "63">
<l>Against my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> shall be as I am now  </l>
<l>With times iniurious hand chrusht and ore-worne, </l>
<l>When houres <reg orig="haue">have</reg> dreind his blood and fild his brow </l>
<l>With lines and wrincles, when his youthfull morne </l>
<l>Hath trauaild on&H5; to&H4; Ages steepie night, </l>
<l>And all those beauties whereof now <reg orig="he's">he is</reg> King </l>
<l>Are vanishing, or vanisht out of sight, </l>
<l>Stealing away the treasure of his Spring. </l>
<l>For&H4; such a time do I now fortifie </l>
<l>Against confounding Ages cruell knife, </l>
<l>That&H3; he shall <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> cut from memory </l>
<l>My sweet loues beauty, though my louers life.</l>
<l rend="indent">His beautie shall in&H4; these blacke lines be seene,</l>
<l rend="indent">And they shall <reg orig="liue">live</reg>, and he in&H4; them still
greene.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "64">
<l>When I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> seene by&H4; times fell hand defaced  </l>
<l>The rich proud cost of outworne buried age, </l>
<l>When sometime loftie towers I see <reg orig="downe">down</reg> rased, </l>
<l>And brasse eternall slaue to&H4; mortall rage.</l>
<l>When I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> seene the hungry Ocean gaine </l>
<l>Aduantage on&H4; the Kingdome of the shoare, </l>
<l>And the firme soile win of the watry maine, </l>
<l>Increasing store with losse, and losse with store. </l>
<l>When I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> seene such interchange of state, </l>
<l>Or state <reg orig="it selfe">itself</reg> confounded, to&H4; decay, </l>
<l>Ruine hath taught me thus to&H9; ruminate </l>
<l>That&H3; Time will&H1; come and take my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> away. </l>
<l rend="indent">This thought is as a death which&H61; cannot choose </l>
<l rend="indent">But weepe to&H9; <reg orig="haue">have</reg>, that&H62; which&H61;
it feares to&H9; loose.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "65">
<l>Since brasse, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundlesse sea,  </l>
<l>But sad mortallity ore-swaies their power,</l>
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<l>How with this rage shall beautie hold a plea, </l>
<l>Whose action is no&H2; stronger <reg orig="then">than</reg> a flower? </l>
<l>O how shall summers hunny breath hold out,</l>
<l>Against the wrackfull siedge of battring dayes, </l>
<l>When rocks impregnable are not so&H51; stoute, </l>
<l>Nor gates of steele so&H51; strong but time decayes? </l>
<l>O fearefull meditation, where alack, </l>
<l>Shall times best Iewell from times chest lie hid? </l>
<l>Or what strong hand can hold his swift foote back, </l>
<l>Or who&H62; his spoile or beautie can forbid?</l>
<l rend="indent">O none, vnlesse this miracle <reg orig="haue">have</reg> might,</l>
<l rend="indent">That&H3; in&H4; black inck my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> may still
shine bright.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "66">
<l>Tyr'd with all these for&H4; restfull death I cry,  </l>
<l>As to&H9; behold desert a begger borne, </l>
<l>And needie Nothing trimd in&H4; iollitie, </l>
<l>And purest faith vnhappily forsworne, </l>
<l>And gilded honor shamefully misplast, </l>
<l>And maiden vertue rudely strumpeted, </l>
<l>And right perfection wrongfully disgrac'd, </l>
<l>And strength by&H4; limping sway disabled, </l>
<l>And <reg orig="arte">art&H0;</reg> made tung-tide by&H4; authoritie. </l>
<l>And Folly (Doctor-like) controuling skill, </l>
<l>And simple-Truth miscalde Simplicitie,</l>
<l>And captiue-good attending Captaine ill. </l>
<l rend="indent">Tyr'd with all these, from these would I be gone, </l>
<l rend="indent">Saue that&H3; to&H9; dye, I leaue my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>
alone.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "67">
<l>Ah wherefore with infection should he <reg orig="liue">live</reg>,  </l>
<l>And with his presence grace impietie, </l>
<l>That&H3; sinne by&H4; him aduantage should atchiue, </l>
<l>And lace <reg orig="it selfe">itself</reg> with his societie? </l>
<l>Why should false painting immitate his cheeke, </l>
<l>And steale dead seeing of his liuing hew?</l>
<l>Why should poore beautie indirectly seeke, </l>
<l>Roses of shaddow, since his Rose is true? </l>
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<l>Why should he <reg orig="liue">live</reg>, now nature banckrout is,</l>
<l>Beggerd of blood to&H9; blush through liuely vaines, </l>
<l>For&H3; she hath no&H2; exchecker now but his, </l>
<l>And proud of many, liues <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> his gaines? </l>
<l rend="indent">O him she stores, to&H9; show what welth she had, </l>
<l rend="indent">In&H4; daies long since, before these last so&H51; bad.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "68">
<l>Thus is his cheeke the map of daies out-worne,  </l>
<l>When beauty liu'd and dy'ed as flowers do now,</l>
<l>Before these bastard signes of <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> were borne, </l>
<l>Or durst inhabit on&H4; a liuing brow:</l>
<l>Before the goulden tresses of the dead, </l>
<l>The right of sepulchers, were shorne away, </l>
<l>To&H9; <reg orig="liue">live</reg> a <corr sic="scond">second</corr> life on&H4;
second head, </l>
<l>Ere beauties dead fleece made another gay: </l>
<l>In&H4; him those holy antique howers are seene, </l>
<l>Without all ornament, <reg orig="it selfe">itself</reg> and true, </l>
<l>Making no&H2; summer of an others greene, </l>
<l>Robbing no&H2; ould to&H9; dresse his beauty new, </l>
<l rend="indent">And him as for&H4; a map doth Nature store,</l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; shew faulse Art&H0; what beauty was of yore.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "69">
<l>Those parts of thee that&H61; the worlds eye doth view,  </l>
<l>Want nothing that&H61; the thought of hearts can mend: </l>
<l>All toungs (the voice of soules) <reg orig="giue">give</reg> thee that&H62; end, </l>
<l>Vttring bare truth, <reg orig="euen">even</reg> so&H52; as foes Commend. </l>
<l>Their outward thus with outward praise is crownd, </l>
<l>But those same toungs that&H61; <reg orig="giue">give</reg> thee so&H52; thine <reg
orig="owne">own</reg>,</l>
<l>In&H4; other accents <reg orig="doe">do</reg> this praise confound </l>
<l>By&H4; seeing farther <reg orig="then">than</reg> the eye hath showne. </l>
<l>They <reg orig="looke">look</reg> into the beauty of thy mind,</l>
<l>And that&H62; in&H4; guesse they measure by&H4; thy deeds, </l>
<l>Then churls their thoughts (although their eies were kind) </l>
<l>To&H4; thy <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> flower ad the rancke smell of weeds,</l>
<l rend="indent">But why thy odor matcheth not thy show,</l>
<l rend="indent">The solye is this, that&H3; thou <reg orig="doest">dost</reg> common
grow.</l>
</div2 >
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<div2 type="poem" n= "70">
<l>That&H3; thou are blam'd shall not be thy defect,  </l>
<l>For&H3; slanders marke was <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> yet the <reg
orig="faire">fair</reg>, </l>
<l>The ornament of beauty is suspect, </l>
<l>A Crow that&H61; flies in&H4; heauens sweetest ayre. </l>
<l>So&H3; thou be good, slander doth but approue, </l>
<l>Their worth the greater <reg orig="beeing">being</reg> woo'd of time, </l>
<l>For&H3; Canker vice the sweetest buds doth <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, </l>
<l>And thou present'st a pure vnstayined prime.</l>
<l>Thou hast past by&H4; the ambush of young daies, </l>
<l>Either not assayld, or victor <reg orig="beeing">being</reg> charg'd, </l>
<l>Yet this thy praise cannot be <reg orig="soe">so&H52;</reg> thy praise, </l>
<l>To&H9; tye <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> enuy, euermore inlarged, </l>
<l rend="indent">If some suspect of ill maskt not thy show,</l>
<l rend="indent">Then thou alone kingdomes of hearts shouldst owe.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= " 71">
<l><reg orig="Noe">No&H2;</reg> Longer mourne for&H4; me when I am dead,  </l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> you shall <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> the surly sullen
bell </l>
<l><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> warning to&H4; the world that&H3; I am fled </l>
<l>From this vile world with vildest wormes to&H9; dwell: </l>
<l>Nay if you read this line, remember not, </l>
<l>The hand that&H61; writ it, for&H3; I <reg orig="loue">love</reg> you so&H51;, </l>
<l>That&H3; I in&H4; your sweet thoughts would be forgot, </l>
<l>If thinking on&H4; me then should make you woe.</l>
<l>O if (I say) you <reg orig="looke">look</reg> <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> this
verse, </l>
<l>When I (perhaps) compounded am with clay, </l>
<l>Do not so&H51; much as my poore name reherse; </l>
<l>But let your <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <reg orig="euen">even</reg> with my life
decay. </l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Least">Lest</reg> the wise world should <reg
orig="looke">look</reg> into your mone, </l>
<l rend="indent">And mocke you with me after I am gon.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "72">
<l>O <reg orig="least">lest</reg> the world should taske you to&H9; recite,  </l>
<l>What merit liu'd in&H4; me that&H3; you should <reg orig="loue">love</reg> </l>
<l>After my death (deare <reg orig="loue">love</reg>) <corr sic="for get">forget</corr>
me quite, </l>
<l>For&H3; you in&H4; me can nothing worthy proue. </l>
<l>Vnlesse you would deuise some vertuous lye, </l>
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<l>To&H9; <reg orig="doe">do</reg> more for&H4; me <reg orig="then">than</reg> mine
<reg orig="owne">own</reg> desert, </l>
<l>And hang more praise <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> deceased I, </l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> nigard truth would willingly impart: </l>
<l>O <reg orig="least">lest</reg> your true <reg orig="loue">love</reg> may <reg
orig="seeme">seem</reg> falce in&H4; this, </l>
<l>That&H3; you for&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>
well of me vntrue, </l>
<l>My name be buried where my body is, </l>
<l>And <reg orig="liue">live</reg> no&H2; more to&H9; shame nor me, nor you. </l>
<l rend="indent">For&H3; I am shamd by&H4; that&H62; which&H61; I bring forth, </l>
<l rend="indent">And so&H52; should you, to&H9; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> things
nothing worth.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "73">
<l>That&H62; time of yeeare thou <reg orig="maist">mayst</reg> in&H4; me behold,  </l>
<l>When yellow leaues, or none, or few <reg orig="doe">do</reg> hange </l>
<l>Upon&H4; those boughes which&H61; shake against the <reg orig="could">cold</reg> ,
</l>
<l>Bare rn'wd quiers, where late the sweet birds sang. </l>
<l>In&H4; me thou seest the twi-light of such day, </l>
<l>As after Sun-set fadeth in&H4; the West, </l>
<l>Which&H61; by&H8; and by&H8; blacke night doth take away, </l>
<l>Deaths second<reg orig="selfe">self</reg> that&H61; seals <reg
orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> all in&H4; rest. </l>
<l>In&H4; me thou seest the glowing of such fire, </l>
<l>That&H61; on&H4; the ashes of his youth doth lye, </l>
<l>As the death bed, whereon it must expire, </l>
<l>Consum'd with that&H62; which&H61; it was nurrisht by&H5;. </l>
<l rend="indent">This thou perceu'st, which&H61; makes thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg>
more strong, </l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> that&H62; well, which&H61; thou
must leaue ere long.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "74">
<l><reg orig="Bvt">But</reg> be contented when that&H62; fell arest,  </l>
<l>Without all bayle shall carry me away, </l>
<l>My life hath in&H4; this line some interest, </l>
<l>Which&H61; for&H4; memoriall still with thee shall stay. </l>
<l>When thou reuewest this, thou <reg orig="doest">dost</reg> reuew, </l>
<l>The very part was consecrate to&H4; thee, </l>
<l>The earth can <reg orig="haue">have</reg> but earth, which&H61; is his due, </l>
<l>My spirit is thine the better part of me, </l>
<l>So&H52; then thou hast but lost the dregs of life, </l>
<l>The pray of wormes, my body being dead, </l>
<l>The coward conquest of a wretches knife, </l>
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<l><reg orig="To">Too</reg> base of thee to&H9; be remembred, </l>
<l rend="indent">The worth of that&H62;, is that&H62; which&H61; it containes,</l>
<l rend="indent">And that&H62; is this, and this with thee remaines.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "75">
<l>So&H52; are you to&H4; my thoughts as food to&H4; life,  </l>
<l>Or as sweet season'd shewers are to&H4; the ground; </l>
<l>And for&H4; the peace of you I hold such strife,</l>
<l>As twixt a miser and his wealth is found. </l>
<l>Now proud as an inioyer, and anon</l>
<l>Doubting the filching age will&H1; steale his treasure, </l>
<l>Now counting best to&H9; be with you alone, </l>
<l>Then betterd that&H3; the world may see my pleasure, </l>
<l>Some-time all <reg orig="ful">full</reg> with feasting on&H4; your sight, </l>
<l>And by&H8; and by&H8; cleane starued for&H4; a <reg orig="looke">look</reg>, </l>
<l>Possessing or pursuing no&H2; delight </l>
<l>Saue what is had, or must from you be tooke.</l>
<l rend="indent">Thus do I pine and surfet day by&H4; day,</l>
<l rend="indent">Or gluttoning on&H4; all, or all away,</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "76">
<l>Why is my verse so&H51; barren of new pride?  </l>
<l>So&H51; far from variation or quicke change? </l>
<l>Why with the time do I not glance aside </l>
<l>To&H4; new found methods, and to&H4; compounds strange? </l>
<l>Why write I still all one, <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> the same,</l>
<l>And keepe inuention in&H4; a noted weed, </l>
<l>That&H3; <reg orig="euery">every</reg> word doth almost sel my name,</l>
<l>Shewing their birth, and where they did proceed? </l>
<l>O know sweet <reg orig="loue">love</reg> I alwaies write of you, </l>
<l>And you and <reg orig="loue">love</reg> are still my argument: </l>
<l>So&H52; all my best is dressing old words new, </l>
<l>Spending <reg orig="againe">again</reg> what is already spent:</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H3; as the Sun is daily new and old,</l>
<l rend="indent">So&H52; is my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> still telling what is told,</l>
</div2 >
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<l>Thy glasse will&H1; shew thee how thy beauties were,  </l>
<l>Thy dyall how thy pretious mynuits waste, </l>
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<l>The vacant leaues thy mindes imprint will&H1; beare, </l>
<l>And of this booke, this learning <reg orig="maist">mayst</reg> thou taste. </l>
<l>The wrinckles which&H61; thy glasse will&H1; truly show, </l>
<l>Of mouthed graues will&H1; <reg orig="giue">give</reg> thee memorie,</l>
<l>Thou by&H4; thy dyals shady stealth <reg orig="maist">mayst</reg> know, </l>
<l>Times theeuish progresse to&H4; eternitie. </l>
<l><reg orig="Looke">Look</reg> what thy memorie cannot containe, </l>
<l>Commit to&H4; these waste blacks, and thou shalt finde </l>
<l>Those children nurst, deliuerd from thy braine, </l>
<l>To&H9; take a new acquaintance of thy minde. </l>
<l rend="indent">These offices, so&H51; oft as thou wilt <reg orig="looke">look</reg>,
</l>
<l rend="indent">Shall profit thee and much inrich thy booke.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "78">
<l>So&H51; oft <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I inuok'd thee for&H4; my Muse,  </l>
<l>And found such <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> assistance in&H4; my verse, </l>
<l>As euery <emph rend="italic">Alien</emph> pen hath got my vse, </l>
<l>And <reg orig="vnder">under</reg> thee their poesie disperse.</l>
<l>Thine eyes, that&H61; taught the dumbe on&H4; high to&H9; sing, </l>
<l>And heauie ignorance aloft to&H9; flie, </l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> added fethers to&H4; the learneds wing, </l>
<l>And giuen grace a double Maiestie.</l>
<l>Yet be most proud of that&H62; which&H61; I compile, </l>
<l>Whose influence is thine, and borne of thee, </l>
<l>In&H4; others workes thou <reg orig="doost">dost</reg> but mend the stile, </l>
<l>And Arts with thy sweete graces graced be. </l>
<l rend="indent">But thou art all my art&H0;, and <reg orig="doost">dost</reg>
aduance</l>
<l rend="indent">As high as learning, my rude ignorance.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "79">
<l>Whilst I alone did call <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> thy ayde,  </l>
<l>My verse alone had all thy gentle grace, </l>
<l>But now my gracious numbers are decayde, </l>
<l>And my sick Muse doth <reg orig="giue">give</reg> <reg orig="an
other">another</reg> place. </l>
<l>I grant (sweet <reg orig="loue">love</reg>) thy louely argument </l>
<l>Deserues the trauaile of a worthier pen, </l>
<l>Yet what of thee thy Poet doth inuent, </l>
<l>He robs thee of, and payes it thee <reg orig="againe">again</reg>, </l>
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<l>He lends thee vertue, and he stole that&H62; word, </l>
<l>From thy behauiour, beautie doth he <reg orig="giue">give</reg> </l>
<l>And found it in&H4; thy cheeke: he can affoord </l>
<l>No&H2; praise to&H4; thee, but what in&H4; thee doth <reg orig="liue">live</reg>.</l>
<l rend="indent">Then thanke him not for&H4; that&H62; which&H61; he doth say,</l>
<l rend="indent">Since what he owes thee, thou <reg orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> <reg
orig="doost">dost</reg> pay.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "80">
<l>O how I faint when I of you do write, </l> 
<l>Knowing a better spirit doth vse your name, </l>
<l>And in&H4; the praise thereof spends all his might,</l>
<l>To&H9; make me toung-tide speaking of your fame. </l>
<l>But since your worth (wide as the Ocean is) </l>
<l>The humble as the proudest saile doth beare, </l>
<l>My sawsie barke (inferior farre to&H4; his) </l>
<l>On&H4; your broad maine doth wilfully appeare. </l>
<l>Your shallowest helpe will&H1; hold me <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> <reg orig="a
floate">afloat</reg>, </l>
<l>Whilst he <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> your soundlesse deepe doth ride, </l>
<l>Or (being wrackt) I am a worthlesse bote, </l>
<l>He of tall building, and of goodly pride.</l>
<l rend="indent">Then If he thriue and I be cast away,</l>
<l rend="indent">The worst was this, my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> was my decay.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= " 81">
<l>Or I shall <reg orig="liue">live</reg> your Epitaph to&H9; make,  </l>
<l>Or you suruiue when I in&H4; earth am rotten, </l>
<l>From hence your memory death cannot take, </l>
<l>Although in&H4; me each part will&H1; be forgotten. </l>
<l>Your name from hence immortall life shall <reg orig="haue">have</reg>,</l>
<l>Though I (once gone) to&H4; all the world must dye, </l>
<l>The earth can yeeld me but a common graue, </l>
<l>When you intombed in&H4; mens eyes shall lye, </l>
<l>Your monument shall be my gentle verse, </l>
<l>Which&H61; eyes not yet created shall ore-read, </l>
<l>And toungs to&H9; be, your <reg orig="beeing">being</reg> shall rehearse, </l>
<l>When all the breathers of this world are dead,</l>
<l rend="indent">You still shall <reg orig="liue">live</reg> (such vertue hath my Pen)</l>
<l rend="indent">Where breath most breaths, <reg orig="euen">even</reg> in&H4; the
mouths of men.</l>
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</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "82">
<l>I grant thou wert not married to&H4; my Muse,  </l>
<l>And therefore <reg orig="maiest">mayst</reg> without attaint ore-looke</l>
<l>The dedicated words which&H61; writers vse </l>
<l>Of their <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> subiect, blessing <reg orig="euery">every</reg>
booke. </l>
<l>Thou art as <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> in&H4; knowledge as in&H4; hew, </l>
<l>Finding thy worth a limmit past my praise, </l>
<l>And therefore art inforc'd to&H9; seeke anew, </l>
<l>Some fresher stampe of the time bettering dayes. </l>
<l>And do so&H52; <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, yet when they <reg
orig="haue">have</reg> deuisde, </l>
<l>What strained touches Rhethorick can lend, </l>
<l>Thou truly <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>, wert truly simpathizde, </l>
<l>In&H4; true plaine words, by&H4; thy true telling friend. </l>
<l rend="indent">And their grosse painting might be better vs'd, </l>
<l rend="indent">Where cheekes need blood, in&H4; thee it is abus'd.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "83">
<l>I <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> saw that&H3; you did painting need,  </l>
<l>And therefore to&H4; your <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> no&H2; painting set, </l>
<l>I found (or thought I found) you did exceed, </l>
<l>The barren tender of a Poets debt: </l>
<l>And therefore <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I slept in&H4; your report, </l>
<l>That&H3; you <reg orig="your selfe">yourself</reg> being extant well might show, </l>
<l>How farre a moderne quill doth come <reg orig="to">too</reg> short, </l>
<l>Speaking of worth, what worth in&H4; you doth grow,</l>
<l>This silence for&H4; my sinne you did impute, </l>
<l>Which&H61; shall be most my glory being dombe, </l>
<l>For&H3; I impaire not beautie being mute, </l>
<l>When others would <reg orig="giue">give</reg> life, and bring a tombe. </l>
<l rend="indent">There liues more life in&H4; one of your <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>
eyes, </l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> both your Poets can in&H4; praise
deuise.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "84">
<l>Who&H62; is it that&H61; sayes most, which&H62; can say more,  </l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> this rich praise, that&H3; you alone, are you, </l>
<l>In&H4; whose confine immured is the store, </l>
<l>Which&H61; should example where your equall grew,</l>
<l>Leane penurie within that&H62; Pen doth dwell, </l>
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<l>That&H61; to&H4; his subiect lends not some small glory, </l>
<l>But he that&H61; writes of you, if he can tell, </l>
<l>That&H3; you are you, so&H52; dignifies his story. </l>
<l>Let him but coppy what in&H4; you is writ, </l>
<l>Not making worse what nature made so&H51; cleere, </l>
<l>And such a counter-part shall fame his wit,</l>
<l>Making his stile admired <reg orig="euery where">everywhere</reg>. </l>
<l rend="indent">You to&H4; your beautious blessings adde a curse, </l>
<l rend="indent">Being fond <reg orig="on">of</reg> praise, which&H61; makes your
praises worse.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= " 85">
<l>My toung-tide Muse in&H4; manners holds her&H6; still,  </l>
<l>While comments of your praise richly compil'd, </l>
<l>Reserue their Character with goulden quill, </l>
<l>And precious phrase by&H4; all the Muses fil'd. </l>
<l>I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> good thoughts, whilst other write good wordes, </l>
<l>And like&H4; vnlettered clarke still crie Amen, </l>
<l>To&H4; <reg orig="euery">every</reg> Himne that&H61; able spirit affords, </l>
<l>In&H4; polisht forme of well refined pen. </l>
<l>Hearing you praisd, I say <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> so&H52;, <reg orig="'tis">it
is</reg> true, </l>
<l>And to&H4; the most of praise adde some-thing more, </l>
<l>But that&H62; is in&H4; my thought, whose <reg orig="loue">love</reg> to&H4; you
</l>
<l>(Though words come hind-most) holds his ranke before,</l>
<l rend="indent">Then others, for&H4; the breath of words respect,</l>
<l rend="indent">Me for&H4; my dombe thoughts, speaking in&H4; effect.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= " 86">
<l>Was it the proud full saile of his great verse,  </l>
<l>Bound for&H4; the prize of (all <reg orig="to">too</reg> precious) you, </l>
<l>That&H61; did my ripe thoughts in&H4; my braine inhearce, </l>
<l>Making their tombe the wombe wherein they grew? </l>
<l>Was it his spirit, by&H4; spirits taught to&H9; write, </l>
<l><reg orig="Aboue">Above</reg> a mortall pitch, that&H61; struck me dead? </l>
<l>No&H7;, neither he, nor his compiers by&H4; night </l>
<l>Giuing him ayde, my verse astonished. </l>
<l>He nor that&H62; affable familiar ghost </l>
<l>Which&H61; nightly gulls him with intelligence, </l>
<l>As victors of my silence cannot boast, </l>
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<l>I was not sick of any feare from thence. </l>
<l rend="indent">But when your countinance fild <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> his line,
</l>
<l rend="indent">Then lackt I matter, that&H62; infeebled mine.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "87">
<l>Farewell thou art too deare for&H4; my possessing,  </l>
<l>And like&H5; enough thou knowst thy estimate, </l>
<l>The Charter of thy worth giues thee releasing: </l>
<l>My bonds in&H4; thee are all determinate. </l>
<l>For&H3; how do I hold thee but by&H4; thy granting, </l>
<l>And for&H4; that&H62; ritches where is my deseruing?</l>
<l>The cause of this <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> guift in&H4; me is wanting, </l>
<l>And so&H3; my pattent back <reg orig="againe">again</reg> is sweruing. </l>
<l><reg orig="Thy selfe">Thyself</reg> thou gau'st, thy <reg orig="owne">own</reg>
worth then not knowing, </l>
<l>Or <reg orig="mee">me</reg> to&H4; whom thou gau'st it, else mistaking, </l>
<l>So&H52; thy great guift <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> misprision growing,</l>
<l>Comes home <reg orig="againe">again</reg>, on&H4; better iudgement making.</l>
<l rend="indent">Thus <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I had thee as a dreame doth flatter,</l>
<l rend="indent">In&H4; sleepe a King, but waking no&H2; such matter.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "88">
<l>When thou shalt be dispode to&H9; set me light,  </l>
<l>And place my merrit in&H4; the eie of skorne, </l>
<l>Upon&H4; thy side, against <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> I will&H1; fight, </l>
<l>And proue thee virtuous, though thou art forsworne:</l>
<l>With mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> weakenesse being best acquainted, </l>
<l>Upon&H4; thy part I can set <reg orig="downe">down</reg> a story </l>
<l>Of faults conceald, wherein I am attainted: </l>
<l>That&H3; thou in&H4; loosing me shall win much glory: </l>
<l>And I by&H4; this <reg orig="wil">will&H1;</reg> be a gainer too, </l>
<l>For&H3; bending all my louing thoughts on&H4; thee; </l>
<l>The iniuries that&H61; to&H4; <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> I <reg
orig="doe">do</reg>, </l>
<l>Doing thee vantage, duble vantage me. </l>
<l rend="indent">Such is my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, to&H4; thee I so&H51;
belong,</l>
<l rend="indent">That&H3; for&H4; thy right, <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>
will&H1;
beare all wrong.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "89">
<l>Say that&H3; thou didst forsake <reg orig="mee">me</reg> for&H4; some falt,  </l>
<l>And I will&H1; comment <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> that&H62; offence,</l>
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<l><reg orig="Speake">Speak</reg> of my lamenesse, and I straight will&H1; halt:</l>
<l>Against thy reasons making no&H2; defence. </l>
<l>Thou canst not (<reg orig="loue">love</reg>) disgrace me halfe so&H51; ill, </l>
<l>To&H9; set a forme <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> desired change, </l>
<l>As <reg orig="ile">I will&H1;</reg> <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> disgrace,
knowing thy <reg orig="wil">will&H0;</reg>, </l>
<l>I will&H1; acquaintance strangle and <reg orig="looke">look</reg> strange: </l>
<l>Be absent from thy walkes and in&H4; my tongue, </l>
<l>Thy sweet beloued name no&H2; more shall dwell, </l>
<l><reg orig="Least">Lest</reg> I (too much prophane) should do it wronge: </l>
<l>And haplie of our&Htp; old acquaintance tell.</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H4; thee, against <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> <reg
orig="ile">I will&H1;</reg> vow debate,</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H3; I must <reg orig="nere">never</reg> <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> him whom thou dost hate.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "90">
<l>Then hate me when thou wilt, if <reg orig="euer">ever</reg>, now,  </l>
<l>Now while the world is bent my deeds to&H9; crosse, </l>
<l>Ioyne with the spight of fortune, make me bow.</l>
<l>And <reg orig="doe">do</reg> not drop in&H5; for&H4; an after losse: </l>
<l>Ah <reg orig="doe">do</reg> not, when my heart hath scapte this sorrow, </l>
<l>Come in&H4; the rereward of a conquerd woe, </l>
<l><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> not a windy night a rainie morrow, </l>
<l>To&H9; linger out a purposd ouer-throw. </l>
<l>If thou wilt leaue me, do not leaue me last, </l>
<l>When other pettie griefes <reg orig="haue">have</reg> done their spight, </l>
<l>But in&H4; the onset come, so&H52; <corr sic="stall">shall</corr> I taste </l>
<l>At first the very worst of fortunes might.</l>
<l rend="indent">And other straines of woe, which&H61; now <reg
orig="seeme">seem</reg> woe,</l>
<l rend="indent">Compar'd with losse of thee, will&H1; not <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg>
so&H52;.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "91">
<l>Some glory in&H4; their birth, some in&H4; their skill,  </l>
<l>Some in&H4; their wealth, some in&H4; their bodies force, </l>
<l>Some in&H4; their garments though new-fangled ill: </l>
<l>Some in&H4; their Hawkes and Hounds, some in&H4; their Horse. </l>
<l>And <reg orig="euery">every</reg> humor hath his adiunct pleasure, </l>
<l>Wherein it findes a ioy <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> the rest, </l>
<l>But these perticulers are not my measure, </l>
<l>All these I better in&H4; one generall best. </l>
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<l>Thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg> is bitter <reg orig="then">than</reg> high birth
to&H4; me,</l>
<l>Richer <reg orig="then">than</reg> wealth, prouder <reg orig="then">than</reg>
garments cost, </l>
<l>Of more delight <reg orig="then">than</reg> Hawkes or Horses <reg
orig="bee">be</reg>: </l>
<l>And <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> thee, of all mens pride I boast.</l>
<l rend="indent">Wretched in&H4; this alone, that&H3; thou <reg
orig="maist">mayst</reg> take,</l>
<l rend="indent">All this away, and me most wretched make.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "92">
<l><reg orig="Bvt">But</reg> <reg orig="doe">do</reg> thy worst to&H9; steale <reg
orig="thy selfe">thyself</reg> away,  </l>
<l>For&H4; tearme of life thou art assured mine, </l>
<l>And life no&H2; longer <reg orig="then">than</reg> thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg>
will&H1; stay, </l>
<l>For&H3; it depends <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> that&H62; <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> of thine.</l>
<l> Then need I not to&H9; feare the worst of wrongs,</l>
<l>When in&H4; the least of them my life hath end, </l>
<l>I see, a better state to&H4; me belongs</l>
<l>Then that&H62;, which&H61; on&H4; thy humor doth depend. </l>
<l>Thou canst not vex me with inconstant minde, </l>
<l>Since that&H3; my life on&H4; thy reuolt doth lie, </l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> what a happy title do I finde, </l>
<l>Happy to&H9; <reg orig="haue">have</reg> thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, happy
to&H9; die! </l>
<l rend="indent">But <reg orig="whats">what is</reg> so&H51; blessed <reg
orig="faire">fair</reg> that&H61; feares no&H2; blot, </l>
<l rend="indent">Thou <reg orig="maist">mayst</reg> be falce, and yet I know it not.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "93">
<l>So&H52; shall I <reg orig="liue">live</reg>, supposing thou art true,  </l>
<l>Like&H4; a deceiued husband so&H52; loues face, </l>
<l>May still <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> <reg orig="loue">love</reg> to&H4; me,
though alter'd new: </l>
<l>Thy lookes with me, thy heart in&H4; other place. </l>
<l>For&H3; <reg orig="their">there</reg> can <reg orig="liue">live</reg> no&H2; hatred
in&H4; thine eye, </l>
<l>Therefore in&H4; that&H62; I cannot know thy change, </l>
<l>In&H4; manies lookes, the falce hearts history </l>
<l>Is writ in&H4; moods and frounes and wrinckles strange.</l>
<l>But heauen in&H4; thy creation did decree, </l>
<l>That&H3; in&H4; thy face sweet <reg orig="loue">love</reg> should <reg
orig="euer">ever</reg> dwell, </l>
<l><reg orig="What ere">Whatever</reg> thy thoughts, or thy hearts workings be, </l>
<l>Thy lookes should nothing thence, but sweetnesse tell. </l>
<l rend="indent">How like&H4; <emph rend="italic">Eaues</emph> apple doth thy beauty
grow, </l>
<l rend="indent">If thy sweet vertue answere not thy show.</l>
</div2 >
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<div2 type="poem" n= "94">
<l>They that&H61; <reg orig="haue">have</reg> powre to&H9; hurt, and will&H1; <reg
orig="doe">do</reg> none,  </l>
<l>That&H61; <reg orig="doe">do</reg> not do the thing, they most do showe, </l>
<l>Who&H61; mouing others, are <reg orig="themselues">themselves</reg> as stone,</l>
<l>Vnmooued, <reg orig="could">cold</reg>, and to&H4; temptation slow: </l>
<l>They rightly do inherrit heauens graces, </l>
<l>And husband natures ritches from expence, </l>
<l>They are the Lords and owners of their faces, </l>
<l>Others, but stewards of their excellence: </l>
<l>The sommers flowre is to&H4; the sommer sweet, </l>
<l>Though to&H4; <reg orig="it selfe">itself</reg>, it onely <reg orig="liue">live</reg>
and die, </l>
<l>But if that&H62; flowre with base infection meete, </l>
<l>The basest weed out-braues his dignity:</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H3; sweetest things turne sowrest by&H4; their deedes,</l>
<l rend="indent">Lillies that&H61; fester, smell far worse <reg orig="then">than</reg>
weeds.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "95">
<l>How sweet and louely dost thou make the shame,  </l>
<l>Which&H61; like&H4; a canker in&H4; the fragrant Rose, </l>
<l>Doth spot the beautie of thy budding name? </l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> in&H4; what sweets <reg orig="doest">dost</reg> thou thy
sinnes inclose!</l>
<l>That&H62; tongue that&H61; tells the story of thy daies, </l>
<l>(Making lasciuious comments on&H4; thy sport) </l>
<l>Cannot dispraise, but in&H4; a kinde of praise, </l>
<l>Naming thy name, blesses an ill report. </l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> what a mansion <reg orig="haue">have</reg> those vices got,
</l>
<l>Which&H61; for&H4; their habitation chose out thee, </l>
<l>Where beauties vaile doth couer <reg orig="euery">every</reg> blot, </l>
<l>And all things turnes to&H4; <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>, that&H61; eies can see! </l>
<l rend="indent">Take heed (deare heart) of this large priuiledge, </l>
<l rend="indent">The hardest knife ill vs'd doth loose his edge.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "96">
<l>Some say thy fault is youth, some wantonesse,  </l>
<l>Some say thy grace is youth and gentle sport, </l>
<l>Both grace and faults are lou'd of more and lesse: </l>
<l>Thou makst faults graces, that&H61; to&H4; thee resort: </l>
<l>As on&H4; the finger of a throned Queene, </l>
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<l>The basest Iewell <reg orig="wil">will&H1;</reg> be well esteem'd: </l>
<l>So&H52; are those errors that&H61; in&H4; thee are seene, </l>
<l>To&H4; truths translated, and for&H4; true things deem'd. </l>
<l>How many Lambs might the sterne Wolfe betray,</l>
<l>If like&H4; a Lambe he could his lookes translate. </l>
<l>How many gazers <reg orig="mighst">mightst</reg> thou lead away, </l>
<l>If thou wouldst vse the strength of all thy state?</l>
<l rend="indent">But <reg orig="doe">do</reg> not so&H52;, I <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> thee in&H4; such sort,</l>
<l rend="indent">As thou being mine, mine is thy good report.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "97">
<l>How like&H4; a Winter hath my absence <reg orig="beene">been</reg>  </l>
<l>From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting yeare? </l>
<l>What freezings <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I felt, what darke daies seene?</l>
<l>What old Decembers barenesse <reg orig="euery where">everywhere</reg>? </l>
<l>And yet this time remou'd was sommers time, </l>
<l>The teeming Autumne big with ritch increase, </l>
<l>Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime, </l>
<l>Like&H4; widdowed wombes after their Lords decease: </l>
<l>Yet this aboundant issue seem'd to&H4; me, </l>
<l>But hope of Orphans, and vn-fathered fruite, </l>
<l>For&H3; Sommer and his pleasures waite on&H4; thee, </l>
<l>And thou away, the very birds are mute.</l>
<l rend="indent">Or if they sing, <reg orig="tis">it is</reg> with so&H51; dull a cheere,</l>
<l rend="indent">That&H3; leaues <reg orig="looke">look</reg> pale, dreading the Winters
<reg orig="neere">near</reg>.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "98">
<l>From you <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I <reg orig="beene">been</reg> absent in&H4;
the spring,  </l>
<l>When proud pide Aprill (drest in&H4; all his trim) </l>
<l>Hath put a spirit of youth in&H4; <reg orig="euery thing">everything</reg>:</l>
<l>That&H3; heauie <emph rend="italic">Saturne</emph> laught and leapt with him. </l>
<l>Yet nor the laies of birds, nor the sweet smell </l>
<l>Of different flowers in&H4; odor and in&H4; hew, </l>
<l>Could make me any summers story tell: </l>
<l>Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew:</l>
<l>Nor did I wonder at the Lillies white, </l>
<l>Nor praise the deepe vermillion in&H4; the Rose, </l>
<l>They <reg orig="weare">were</reg> but sweet, but figures of delight: </l>
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<l>Drawne after you, you patterne of all those. </l>
<l rend="indent">Yet seem'd it Winter still, and you away, </l>
<l rend="indent">As with your shaddow I with these did play.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "99">
<l>The forward violet thus did I chide,  </l>
<l>Sweet theefe whence didst thou steale thy sweet that&H61; smels </l>
<l>If not from my loues breath, the purple pride, </l>
<l>Which&H61; on&H4; thy soft cheeke for&H4; complexion dwells? </l>
<l>In&H4; my loues veines thou hast too grosely died, </l>
<l>The Lillie I condemned for&H4; thy hand, </l>
<l>And buds of marierom had stolne thy haire, </l>
<l>The Roses fearefully on&H4; thornes did stand, </l>
<l>Our&Htp; blushing shame, <reg orig="an other">another</reg> white dispaire: </l>
<l>A third nor red, nor white, had stolne of both, </l>
<l>And to&H4; his robbry had annext thy breath, </l>
<l>But for&H4; his theft in&H4; pride of all his growth </l>
<l>A vengfull canker eate him <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> to&H4; death.</l>
<l rend="indent">More flowers I noted, yet I none could see,</l>
<l rend="indent">But sweet, or culler it had stolne from thee.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "100">
<l>Where art thou Muse that&H3; thou forgetst so&H51; long,  </l>
<l>To&H9; <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> of that&H62; which&H61; giues thee all thy
might?</l>
<l>Spendst thou thy furie on&H4; some worthlesse songe, </l>
<l>Darkning thy powre to&H9; lend base subiects light. </l>
<l>Returne forgetfull Muse, and straight redeeme, </l>
<l>In&H4; gentle numbers time so&H51; idely spent, </l>
<l>Sing to&H4; the eare that&H61; doth thy laies esteeme, </l>
<l>And giues thy pen both skill and argument. </l>
<l>Rise resty Muse, my loues sweet face suruay,</l>
<l>If time <reg orig="haue">have</reg> any wrincle grauen there, </l>
<l>If any, be a <emph rend="italic">Satire</emph> to&H4; decay,</l>
<l>And make times spoiles dispised <reg orig="euery where">everywhere</reg>. </l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> fame faster
<reg orig="then">than</reg> time wasts life, </l>
<l rend="indent">So&H52; thou preuenst his sieth, and crooked knife.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "101">
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> truant Muse what <reg orig="shalbe">shall be</reg> thy
amends,  </l>
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<l>For&H4; thy neglect of truth in&H4; beauty di'd? </l>
<l>Both truth and beauty on&H4; my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> depends: </l>
<l>So&H52; dost thou too, and therein dignifi'd: </l>
<l>Make answere Muse, wilt thou not haply <reg orig="saie">say</reg>, </l>
<l>Truth needs no&H2; collour with his collour fixt, </l>
<l>Beautie no&H2; pensell, beauties truth to&H9; lay: </l>
<l>But best is best, if <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> intermixt. </l>
<l>Because he needs no&H2; praise, wilt thou be dumb? </l>
<l>Excuse not silence, so&H52; , <reg orig="for't">for&H3; it</reg> lies in&H4; thee, </l>
<l>To&H9; make him much out-liue a gilded tombe: </l>
<l>And to&H9; be praisd of ages yet to&H9; be. </l>
<l rend="indent">Then do thy office Muse, I teach thee how, </l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; make him <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> long hence, as he
showes now.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "102">
<l>My <reg orig="loue">love</reg> is strengthned though more weake in&H4; seeming 
</l>
<l>I <reg orig="loue">love</reg> not lesse, <reg orig="thogh">though</reg> lesse the show
appeare, </l>
<l>That&H62; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> is marchandiz'd, whose ritch esteeming, </l>
<l>The owners tongue doth publish <reg orig="euery where">everywhere</reg>. </l>
<l>Our&Htp; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> was new, and then but in&H4; the spring, </l>
<l>When I was wont to&H9; greet it with my laies, </l>
<l>As <emph rend="italic">Philomell</emph> in&H4; summers front doth singe, </l>
<l>And stops his pipe in&H4; growth of riper daies: </l>
<l>Not that&H3; the summer is lesse pleasant now </l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> when her&H2; mournefull himns did hush the night, </l>
<l>But that&H3; wild musick burthens <reg orig="euery">every</reg> bow, </l>
<l>And sweets growne common loose their deare delight.</l>
<l rend="indent">Therefore like&H4; her&H6;, I some-time hold my tongue:</l>
<l rend="indent">Because I would not dull you with my songe.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "103">
<l>Alack what pouerty my Muse brings forth,  </l>
<l>That&H61; <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> such a skope to&H9; show her&H2; pride,
</l>
<l>The argument all bare is of more worth </l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> when it hath my added praise beside. </l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> blame me not if I no&H2; more can write! </l>
<l><reg orig="Looke">Look</reg> in&H4; your glasse and there appeares a face, </l>
<l>That&H61; ouer-goes my blunt inuention quite, </l>
<l>Dulling my lines, and doing me disgrace.</l>
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<l>Were it not sinfull then striuing to&H9; mend, </l>
<l>To&H9; marre the subiect that&H61; before was well, </l>
<l>For&H3; to&H4; no&H2; other passe my verses tend, </l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> of your graces and your gifts to&H9; tell. </l>
<l rend="indent">And more, much more <reg orig="then">than</reg> in&H4; my verse can
sit, </l>
<l rend="indent">Your <reg orig="owne">own</reg> glasse showes you, when you <reg
orig="looke">look</reg> in&H4; it.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "104">
<l>To&H4; me <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> friend you <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> can
be old,  </l>
<l>For&H3; as you were when first your eye I eyde, </l>
<l>Such seemes your beautie still: Three Winters colde, </l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> from the forrests shooke three summers pride,</l>
<l>Three beautious springs to&H4; yellow <emph rend="italic">Autumne</emph> turn'd,
</l>
<l>In&H4; processe of the seasons <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I seene, </l>
<l>Three Aprill perfumes in&H4; three hot Iunes burn'd, </l>
<l>Since first I saw you fresh which&H61; yet are greene. </l>
<l>Ah yet doth beauty like&H4; a Dyall hand,</l>
<l>Steale from his figure, and no&H2; pace perceiu'd, </l>
<l>So&H52; your sweete hew, which&H61; <reg orig="me thinkes">methinks</reg> still
doth stand </l>
<l>Hath motion, and mine eye may be deceaued.</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H4; feare of which&H61;, <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> this thou
age vnbred,</l>
<l rend="indent">Ere you were borne was beauties summer dead.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "105">
<l>Let not my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> be cal'd Idolatrie,  </l>
<l>Nor my beloued as an Idoll show, </l>
<l>Since all alike my songs and praises be </l>
<l>To&H4; one, of one, still such, and <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> so&H52;. </l>
<l>Kinde is my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <reg orig="to day">today</reg>, <reg orig="to
morrow">tomorrow</reg> kinde, </l>
<l>Still constant in&H4; a wondrous excellence, </l>
<l>Therefore my verse to&H4; constancie confin'de, </l>
<l>One thing expressing, leaues out difference. </l>
<l><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg>, kinde, and true, is all my argument,</l>
<l><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg>, kinde and true, varrying to&H4; other words, </l>
<l>And in&H4; this change is my inuention spent, </l>
<l>Three theams in&H4; one, which&H61; wondrous scope affords.</l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Faire">Fair</reg>, kinde, and true, <reg
orig="haue">have</reg> often liu'd alone.</l>
<l rend="indent">Which&H61; three till now, <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> kept seate
in&H4; one.</l>
</div2 >
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<div2 type="poem" n= "106">
<l>When in&H4; the Chronicle of wasted time,  </l>
<l>I see discriptions of the fairest wights, </l>
<l>And beautie making beautifull old rime, </l>
<l>In&H4; praise of Ladies dead, and louely Knights, </l>
<l>Then in&H4; the blazon of sweet beauties best, </l>
<l>Of hand, of foote, of lip, of eye, of brow, </l>
<l>I see their antique Pen would <reg orig="haue">have</reg> exprest, </l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> such a beauty as you maister now. </l>
<l>So&H52; all their praises are but prophesies </l>
<l>Of this our&Htp; time, all you prefiguring, </l>
<l>And for&H3; they look'd but with deuining eyes, </l>
<l>They had not still enough your worth to&H9; sing:</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H3; we&Htp; which&H61; now behold these present dayes,</l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> eyes to&H9; wonder, but lack toungs
to&H9; praise.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "107">
<l>Not mine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> feares, nor the prophetick soule,  </l>
<l>Of the wide world, dreaming on&H4; things to&H9; come, </l>
<l>Can yet the lease of my true <reg orig="loue">love</reg> controule, </l>
<l>Supposde as forfeit to&H4; a confin'd doome.</l>
<l>The mortall Moone hath her&H2; eclipse indur'de, </l>
<l>And the sad Augurs mock their <reg orig="owne">own</reg> presage, </l>
<l>Incertenties now crowne <reg orig="them-selues">themselves</reg> assur'de, </l>
<l>And peace proclaimes Oliues of endlesse age. </l>
<l>Now with the drops of this most balmie time,</l>
<l>My <reg orig="loue">love</reg> lookes fresh, and death to&H4; me subscribes, </l>
<l>Since spight of him <reg orig="Ile">I will&H1;</reg> <reg orig="liue">live</reg>
in&H4; this poore rime, </l>
<l>While he insults ore dull and speachlesse tribes.</l>
<l rend="indent">And thou in&H4; this shalt finde thy monument,</l>
<l rend="indent">When tyrants crests and tombs of brasse are spent.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n="108">
<l><reg orig="What's">What is</reg> in&H4; the braine that&H61; Inck may character, 
</l>
<l>Which&H61; hath not figur'd to&H4; thee my true spirit, </l>
<l><reg orig="What's">What is</reg> new to&H9; <reg orig="speake">speak</reg>, what
now to&H9; register, </l>
<l>That&H61; may expresse my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, or thy deare merit?</l>
<l>Nothing sweet boy, but yet like&H4; prayers diuine, </l>
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<l>I must each day say ore the very same, </l>
<l>Counting no&H2; old thing old, thou mine, I thine,</l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> as when first I hallowed thy <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>
name. </l>
<l>So&H3; that&H3; eternall <reg orig="loue">love</reg> in&H4; loues fresh case, </l>
<l>Waighes not the dust and iniury of age, </l>
<l>Nor giues to&H4; necessary wrinckles place, </l>
<l>But makes antiquitie for&H4; aye his page, </l>
<l rend="indent">Finding the first conceit of <reg orig="loue">love</reg> there bred, </l>
<l rend="indent">Where time and outward forme would shew it dead.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "109">
<l>O <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> say that&H3; I was false of heart,  </l>
<l>Though absence seem'd my flame to&H9; quallifie, </l>
<l>As easie might I from <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> depart, </l>
<l>As from my soule which&H61; in&H4; thy brest doth lye: </l>
<l>That&H62; is my home of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, if I <reg
orig="haue">have</reg> rang'd, </l>
<l>Like&H4; him that&H61; trauels I returne <reg orig="againe">again</reg>, </l>
<l>Iust to&H4; the time, not with the time exchang'd, </l>
<l>So&H3; that&H3; <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> bring water for&H4; my
staine,</l>
<l><reg orig="Neuer">Never</reg> beleeue though in&H4; my nature raign'd, </l>
<l>All frailties that&H61; besiege all kindes of blood, </l>
<l>That&H3; it could so&H51; preposterouslie be stain'd, </l>
<l>To&H9; leaue for&H4; nothing all thy summe of good: </l>
<l rend="indent">For&H3; nothing this wide Vniuerse I call,</l>
<l rend="indent">Saue thou my Rose, in&H4; it thou art my all.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "110">
<l>Alas <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> true, I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> gone here and
there,  </l>
<l>And made <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> a motley to&H4; the view, </l>
<l>Gor'd mine own thoughts, sold cheap what is most deare,</l>
<l>Made old offences of affections new. </l>
<l>Most true it is, that&H3; I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> lookt on&H4; truth</l>
<l>Asconce and strangely: But by&H4; all <reg orig="aboue">above</reg>, </l>
<l>These blenches gaue my heart <reg orig="an other">another</reg> youth, </l>
<l>And worse essaies prou'd thee my best of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, </l>
<l>Now all is done, <reg orig="haue">have</reg> what shall <reg orig="haue">have</reg>
no&H2; end, </l>
<l>Mine appetite I <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> more will&H1; grin'de </l>
<l>On&H4; newer proofe, to&H9; trie an older friend, </l>
<l>A God in&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, to&H4; whom I am confin'd. </l>
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<l rend="indent">Then <reg orig="giue">give</reg> me welcome, next my heauen the
best,</l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> to&H4; thy pure and most most louing
brest.</l>
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<div2 type="poem" n= "111">
<l>O for&H4; my sake <reg orig="doe">do</reg> you wish fortune chide,  </l>
<l>The guiltie goddesse of my harmfull deeds, </l>
<l>That&H61; did not better for&H4; my life prouide, </l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> publick meanes which&H61; publick manners breeds.
</l>
<l>Thence comes it that&H3; my name receiues a brand, </l>
<l>And almost thence my nature is subdu'd </l>
<l>To&H4; what it workes in&H4;, like&H4; the Dyers hand, </l>
<l>Pitty me then, and wish I were renu'de, </l>
<l>Whilst like&H4; a willing pacient I will&H1; drinke, </l>
<l>Potions of Eysell gainst my strong infection, </l>
<l>No&H2; bitternesse that&H61; I will&H1; bitter <reg orig="thinke">think</reg>, </l>
<l>Nor double pennance to&H9; correct correction.</l>
<l rend="indent">Pittie me then deare friend, and I assure <reg orig="yee">ye</reg>,</l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> that&H3; your pittie is enough to&H9; cure
<reg orig="mee">me</reg>.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "112">
<l>Your <reg orig="loue">love</reg> and pittie doth <reg orig="th'">the </reg>impression
fill,  </l>
<l>Which&H61; vulgar scandall stampt <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> my brow, </l>
<l>For&H3; what care I who&H61; calles me well or ill, </l>
<l>So&H3; you ore-greene my bad, my good alow? </l>
<l>You are my All the world, and I must striue, </l>
<l>To&H9; know my shames and praises from your tounge,</l>
<l>None else to&H4; me, nor I to&H4; none aliue, </l>
<l>That&H61; my steel'd sence or changes right or wrong, </l>
<l>In&H4; so&H51; profound <emph rend="italic">Abisme</emph> I throw all care </l>
<l>Of others voyces, that&H3; my Adders sence, </l>
<l>To&H4; cryttick and to&H4; flatterer stopped are: </l>
<l>Marke how with my neglect I <reg orig="doe">do</reg> dispence. </l>
<l rend="indent">You are so&H51; strongly in&H4; my purpose bred, </l>
<l rend="indent">That&H3; all the world besides <reg orig="me thinkes">methinks</reg>
<reg orig="y'are">you are</reg> dead.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "113">
<l>Since I left you, mine eye is in&H4; my minde,  </l>
<l>And that&H62; which&H61; gouernes me to&H9; <reg orig="goe">go</reg> about, </l>
<l>Doth part his function, and is partly blind, </l>
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<l>Seemes seeing, but effectually is out: </l>
<l>For&H3; it no&H2; forme deliuers to&H4; the heart </l>
<l>Of bird, of flowre, or shape which&H61; it doth lack, </l>
<l>Of his quick obiects hath the minde no&H2; part, </l>
<l>Nor his <reg orig="owne">own</reg> vision houlds what it doth catch: </l>
<l>For&H3; if it see the rud'st or gentlest sight, </l>
<l>The most sweet-fauor or deformedst creature, </l>
<l>The mountaine, or the sea, the day, or night:</l>
<l>The Croe, or Doue, it shapes them to&H4; your feature.</l>
<l rend="indent">Incapable of more repleat, with you,</l>
<l rend="indent">My most true minde thus maketh mine vntrue.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "114">
<l>Or whether doth my minde being crown'd with you  </l>
<l>Drinke <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> the monarks plague this flattery? </l>
<l>Or whether shall I say mine eie saith true, </l>
<l>And that&H3; your <reg orig="loue">love</reg> taught it this <emph
rend="italic">Alcumie?</emph> </l>
<l>To&H9; make of monsters, and things indigest, </l>
<l>Such cherubines as your sweet <reg orig="selfe">self</reg> resemble, </l>
<l>Creating <reg orig="euery">every</reg> bad a perfect best </l>
<l>As fast as obiects to&H4; his beames assemble: </l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> <reg orig="tis">it is</reg> the first, <reg orig="tis">it is</reg>
flatry in&H4; my seeing, </l>
<l>And my great minde most kingly drinkes it <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg>, </l>
<l>Mine eie well knowes what with his gust is greeing, </l>
<l>And to&H4; his pallat doth prepare the cup. </l>
<l rend="indent">If it be poison'd, <reg orig="tis">it is</reg> the lesser sinne, </l>
<l rend="indent">That&H3; mine eye loues it and doth first beginne.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "115">
<l>Those lines that&H61; I before <reg orig="haue">have</reg> writ <reg
orig="doe">do</reg> lie,  </l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> those that&H61; said I could not <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> you deerer, </l>
<l>Yet then my iudgement knew no&H2; reason why, </l>
<l>My most full flame should afterwards burne cleerer.</l>
<l>But reckening time, whose milliond accidents </l>
<l>Creepe in&H5; twixt vowes, and change decrees of Kings, </l>
<l>Tan sacred beautie, blunt the sharp'st intents, </l>
<l>Diuert strong mindes to&H4; <reg orig="th'">the </reg>course of altring things: </l>
<l>Alas why fearing of times tiranie,</l>
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<l>Might I not then say now I <reg orig="loue">love</reg> you best, </l>
<l>When I was certaine ore in-certainty, </l>
<l>Crowning the present, doubting of the rest:</l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> is a Babe, then might I not say
so&H52;</l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; <reg orig="giue">give</reg> full growth to&H4; that&H62;
which&H61; still doth grow.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "119">
<l>Let me not to&H4; the marriage of true mindes  </l>
<l>Admit impediments, <reg orig="loue">love</reg> is not <reg orig="loue">love</reg>
</l>
<l>Which&H61; alters when it alteration findes, </l>
<l>Or bends with the remouer to&H9; remoue. </l>
<l>O no&H7;, it is an <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> fixed marke </l>
<l>That&H61; lookes on&H4; tempests and is <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> shaken; </l>
<l>It is the star to&H4; <reg orig="euery">every</reg> wandring barke, </l>
<l>Whose <reg orig="worths">worth is</reg> vnknowne, although his higth be taken. </l>
<l><reg orig="Lou's">Love is</reg> not Times foole, though rosie lips and cheeks </l>
<l>Within his bending sickles compasse come, </l>
<l><reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> alters not with his breefe houres and weekes, </l>
<l>But beares it out <reg orig="euen">even</reg> to&H4; the edge of doome:</l>
<l rend="indent">If this be error and <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> me proued,</l>
<l rend="indent">I <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> writ, nor no&H2; man <reg
orig="euer">ever</reg> loued.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "117">
<l>Accuse me thus, that&H3; I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> scanted all,  </l>
<l>Wherein I should your great deserts repay, </l>
<l>Forgot <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> your dearest <reg orig="loue">love</reg>
to&H9; call, </l>
<l>Whereto <reg orig="al">all</reg> bonds do tie me day by&H4; day, </l>
<l>That&H3; I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> frequent <reg orig="binne">been</reg> with
vnknown mindes,</l>
<l>And giuen to&H4; time your <reg orig="owne">own</reg> deare purchas'd right, </l>
<l>That&H3; I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> hoysted saile to&H4; <reg orig="al">all</reg>
the windes </l>
<l>Which&H61; should transport me farthest from your sight. </l>
<l>Booke both my wilfulnesse and errors <reg orig="downe">down</reg>, </l>
<l>And on&H4; iust proofe surmise, accumilate, </l>
<l>Bring me within the leuel of your frowne, </l>
<l>But shoote not at me in&H4; your wakened hate:</l>
<l rend="indent">Since my appeale saies I did striue to&H9; prooue</l>
<l rend="indent">The constancy and virtue of your <reg orig="loue">love</reg></l>
</div2 >
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<div2 type="poem" n= "118">
<l>Like&H5; as to&H9; make our&Htp; appetites more keene  </l>
<l>With eager compounds we&Htp; our&Htp; pallat vrge, </l>
<l>As to&H9; preuent our&Htp; malladies vnseene, </l>
<l>We&Htp; sicken to&H9; shun sicknesse when we&Htp; purge. </l>
<l><reg orig="Euen">Even</reg> so&H52; being full of your <reg orig="nere">never</reg>
cloying sweetnesse, </l>
<l>To&H4; bitter sawces did I frame my feeding;</l>
<l>And sicke of wel-fare found a kind of meetnesse, </l>
<l>To&H9; be diseas'd ere that&H3; there was true needing. </l>
<l>Thus pollicie in&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg> <reg orig="t'">to&H9;
</reg>anticipate </l>
<l>The ills that&H61; were, not grew to&H4; faults assured, </l>
<l>And brought to&H4; medicine a healthfull state </l>
<l>Which&H61; rancke of goodnesse would by&H4; ill be cured. </l>
<l rend="indent">But thence I learne and find the lesson true, </l>
<l rend="indent">Drugs poyson him that&H61; so&H52; fell sicke of you.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "119">
<l>What potions <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I drunke of <emph
rend="italic">Syren</emph> teares  </l>
<l>Distil'd from Lymbecks foule as hell within,</l>
<l>Applying feares to&H4; hopes, and hopes to&H4; feares, </l>
<l>Still loosing when I saw <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>  to&H9; win? </l>
<l>What wretched errors hath my heart committed, </l>
<l>Whilst it hath thought <reg orig="it selfe">itself</reg> so&H51; blessed <reg
orig="neuer">never</reg>? </l>
<l>How <reg orig="haue">have</reg> mine eies out of their Spheares <reg
orig="bene">been</reg> fitted </l>
<l>In&H4; the distraction of this madding feuer? </l>
<l>O benefit of ill, now I find true </l>
<l>That&H3; better is, by&H4; euil still made better. </l>
<l>And ruin'd <reg orig="loue">love</reg> when it is built anew </l>
<l>Growes fairer <reg orig="then">than</reg> at first, more strong, far greater. </l>
<l rend="indent">So&H52; I returne rebukt to&H4; my content, </l>
<l rend="indent">And gaine by&H4; ills thrise more <reg orig="then">than</reg> I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> spent.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "120">
<l>That&H3; you were once vnkind be-friends <reg orig="mee">me</reg> now,  </l>
<l>And for&H4; that&H62; sorrow, which&H61; I then <corr sic="didde">did</corr>
feele,</l>
<l>Needes must I <reg orig="vnder">under</reg> my transgression bow, </l>
<l>Vnlesse my Nerues were brasse or hammered steele. </l>
<l>For&H3; if you were by&H4; my vnkindnesse shaken </l>
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<l>As I by&H4; yours, <reg orig="y'haue">you have</reg> past a hell of Time, </l>
<l>And I a tyrant <reg orig="haue">have</reg> no&H2; leasure taken</l>
<l>To&H9; waigh how once I suffered in&H4; your crime. </l>
<l>O that&H3; our&Htp; night of wo might <reg orig="haue">have</reg> remembred </l>
<l>My deepest sence, how hard true sorrow hits, </l>
<l>And <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> to&H4; you, as you to&H4; me then tendred </l>
<l>The humble salue, which&H61; wounded bosomes fits!</l>
<l rend="indent">But that&H3; your trespasse now becomes a fee,</l>
<l rend="indent">Mine ransoms yours, and yours must ransome <reg
orig="mee">me</reg>.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "121">
<l><reg orig="Tis">It is</reg> better to&H9; be vile <reg orig="then">than</reg> vile
esteemed,  </l>
<l>When not to&H9; be, receiues reproach of being, </l>
<l>And the iust pleasure lost, which&H61; is so&H52; deemed,</l>
<l>Not by&H4; our&Htp; feeling, but by&H4; others seeing. </l>
<l>For&H3; why should others false adulterat eyes </l>
<l><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> salutation to&H4; my sportiue blood? </l>
<l>Or on&H4; my frailties why are frailer spies; </l>
<l>Which&H61; in&H4; their wils count bad what I think good? </l>
<l><reg orig="Noe">No&H7;</reg>, I am that&H62; I am, and they that&H61; leuell </l>
<l>At my abuses, reckon <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> their <reg
orig="owne">own</reg>, </l>
<l>I may be straight though they <reg orig="them-selues">themselves</reg> be beuel </l>
<l>By&H4; their rancke thoughtes, my deedes must not be shown</l>
<l rend="indent">Vnlesse this generall euill they maintaine,</l>
<l rend="indent">All men are bad and in&H4; their badnesse raigne.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "122">
<l><corr sic="Tthy">Thy</corr> guift, thy tables, are within my braine  </l>
<l>Full characterd with lasting memory, </l>
<l>Which&H61; shall <reg orig="aboue">above</reg> that&H62; idle rancke remaine </l>
<l>Beyond all date <reg orig="euen">even</reg> to&H4; eternity. </l>
<l>Or at the least, so&H51; long as braine and heart </l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> facultie by&H4; nature to&H9; subsist, </l>
<l><reg orig="Til">Till</reg> each to&H4; raz'd obliuion yeeld his part </l>
<l>Of thee, thy record <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> can be mist: </l>
<l>That&H62; poore retention could not so&H51; much hold, </l>
<l>Nor need I tallies thy deare <reg orig="loue">love</reg> to&H4; skore, </l>
<l>Therefore to&H9; <reg orig="giue">give</reg> them from me was I bold, </l>
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<l>To&H9; trust those tables that&H61; receaue thee more, </l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; keepe an adiunckt to&H9; remember thee,</l>
<l rend="indent">Were to&H9; import forgetfulnesse in&H4; <reg
orig="mee">me</reg>.</l>

</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "123">
<l>No&H7;! Time, thou shalt not bost that&H3; I <reg orig="doe">do</reg> change,  </l>
<l>Thy pyramyds buylt <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> with newer might </l>
<l>To&H4; me are nothing nouell, nothing strange,</l>
<l>They are but dressings of a former sight: </l>
<l>Our&Htp; dates are breefe, and <reg orig="therefor">therefore</reg> we&Htp; admire,
</l>
<l>What thou dost foyst <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> <reg orig="vs">us&Htp;</reg>
that&H61; is ould, </l>
<l>And rather make them borne to&H4; our&Htp; desire, </l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> that&H3; we&Htp;
before <reg orig="haue">have</reg> heard them tould: </l>
<l>Thy registers and thee I both defie, </l>
<l>Not wondring at the present, nor the past, </l>
<l>For&H4; thy records, and what we&Htp; see doth lye, </l>
<l>Made more or les by&H4; thy continuall <reg orig="hast">haste</reg>:</l>
<l rend="indent">This I <reg orig="doe">do</reg> vow and this shall <reg
orig="euer">ever</reg> be,</l>
<l rend="indent">I will&H1; be true dispight thy syeth and thee.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "124">
<l><reg orig="Yf">If</reg> my deare <reg orig="loue">love</reg> were but the childe of
state,  </l>
<l>It might for&H4; fortunes basterd be vnfathered, </l>
<l>As subiect to&H4; times <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, or to&H4; times hate, </l>
<l>Weeds among weeds, or flowers with flowers gatherd.</l>
<l>No&H7; it was buylded far from accident, </l>
<l>It suffers not in&H4; smilinge pomp, nor falls</l>
<l><reg orig="Vnder">Under</reg> the blow of thralled discontent, </l>
<l>Whereto <reg orig="th'">the </reg>inuiting time our&Htp; fashion calls:</l>
<l>It feares not policy that&H62; <emph rend="italic">Heriticke</emph>, </l>
<l>Which&H61; workes on&H4; leases of short numbred howers, </l>
<l>But all alone stands hugely pollitick, </l>
<l>That&H3; it nor growes with heat, nor drownes with showres. </l>
<l rend="indent">To&H4; this I witnes call the foles of time, </l>
<l rend="indent">Which&H61; die for&H4; goodnes, who&H61; <reg
orig="haue">have</reg> liu'd for&H4; crime.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "125">
<l><reg orig="Wer't">Were it</reg> <reg orig="ought">aught</reg> to&H4; me I bore the
canopy,  </l>
<l>With my extern the outward honoring, </l>
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<l>Or layd great bases for&H4; eternity, </l>
<l>Which&H61; proues more short <reg orig="then">than</reg> <reg
orig="wast">waste</reg> or ruining?</l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> I not seene dwellers on&H4; forme and fauor </l>
<l>Lose all, and more by&H4; paying too much rent </l>
<l>For&H4; compound sweet; Forgoing simple sauor, </l>
<l>Pittifull thriuors in&H4; their gazing spent. </l>
<l><reg orig="Noe">No&H7;</reg>, let me be obsequious in&H4; thy heart, </l>
<l>And take thou my oblacion, poore but free, </l>
<l>Which&H61; is not mixt with seconds, knows no&H2; art&H0;, </l>
<l>But mutuall render, onely me for&H4; thee. </l>
<l rend="indent">Hence, thou subbornd <emph rend="italic">Informer</emph>, a trew soule
</l>
<l rend="indent">When most impeacht, stands least in&H4; thy controule.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "126">
<l>O thou my louely Boy who&H61; in&H4; thy power,  </l>
<l><reg orig="Doest">Dost</reg> hould times fickle glasse, his sickle, hower:</l>
<l>Who&H61; hast by&H4; wayning growne, and therein shou'st, </l>
<l>Thy louers withering, as thy sweet <reg orig="selfe">self</reg> grow'st. </l>
<l>If Nature (soueraine misteres <reg orig="ouer">over</reg> wrack) </l>
<l>As thou goest onwards still will&H1; plucke thee <reg orig="backe">back</reg>, </l>
<l>She keepes thee to&H4; this purpose, that&H3; her&H2; skill.</l>
<l>May time disgrace, and wretched mynuit kill. </l>
<l>Yet feare her&H6; O thou minnion of her&H2; pleasure, </l>
<l>She may detaine, but not still keepe her&H2; tresure! </l>
<l>Her&H2; <emph rend="italic">Audite</emph> (though delayd) answer'd must be, </l>
<l>And her&H2; <emph rend="italic">Quietus</emph> is to&H9; render thee. </l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n="127">
<l>In&H4; the ould age blacke was not counted <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>,  </l>
<l>Or if it <reg orig="weare">were</reg> it bore not beauties name: </l>
<l>But now is blacke beauties successiue heire,</l>
<l>And Beautie slanderd with a bastard shame, </l>
<l>For&H3; since each hand hath put on&H5; Natures power, </l>
<l>Fairing the foule with Arts faulse borrow'd face, </l>
<l>Sweet beauty hath no&H2; name no&H2; holy boure, </l>
<l>But is prophan'd, if not liues in&H4; disgrace.</l>
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<l>Therefore my Mistersse eyes are Rauen blacke, </l>
<l>Her&H2; eyes so&H52; suted, and they mourners <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg>, </l>
<l>At such who&H61; not borne <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> no&H2; beauty lack,</l>
<l>Slandring Creation with a false esteeme, </l>
<l rend="indent">Yet so&H52; they mourne becomming of their woe, </l>
<l rend="indent">That&H3; <reg orig="euery">every</reg> toung saies beauty should <reg
orig="looke">look</reg> so&H52;.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "128">
<l>How oft when thou my musike musike playst,  </l>
<l><reg orig="Vpon">Upon&H4;</reg> that&H62; blessed wood whose motion sounds</l>
<l>With thy sweet fingers when thou gently swayst, </l>
<l>The wiry concord that&H61; mine eare confounds, </l>
<l>Do I enuie those Iackes that&H61; nimble leape, </l>
<l>To&H9; kisse the tender inward of thy hand, </l>
<l>Whilst my poore lips which&H61; should that&H62; haruest reape, </l>
<l>At the woods bouldnes by&H4; thee blushing stand. </l>
<l>To&H9; be so&H51; tikled they would change their state,</l>
<l>And situation with those dancing chips, </l>
<l><reg orig="Ore">Over</reg> <reg orig="whome">whom</reg> their fingers walke with
gentle gate, </l>
<l>Making dead wood more blest <reg orig="then">than</reg> liuing lips,</l>
<l rend="indent">Since sausie Iackes so&H51; happy are in&H4; this,</l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Giue">Give</reg> them their fingers, me thy lips to&H9;
kisse.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "129">
<l><reg orig="Th'">The </reg> expence of Spirit in&H4; a waste of shame  </l>
<l>Is lust in&H4; action, and till action, lust </l>
<l>Is periurd, murdrous, blouddy full of blame, </l>
<l>Sauage, extreame, rude, cruell, not to&H9; trust, </l>
<l>Inioyd no&H2; sooner but dispised straight, </l>
<l>Past reason hunted, and no&H2; sooner had </l>
<l>Past reason hated as a swollowed bayt, </l>
<l>On&H4; purpose layd to&H9; make the taker mad. </l>
<l><reg orig="Made">Mad</reg> In&H4; pursut and in&H4; possession so&H51;, </l>
<l>Had, <reg orig="hauing">having</reg>, and in&H4; quest, to&H9; <reg
orig="haue">have</reg> extreame, </l>
<l>A blisse in&H4; proofe and proud and very wo,</l>
<l>Before a ioy proposd behind a dreame, </l>
<l rend="indent">All this the world well knowes yet none knowes well, </l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; shun the heauen that&H61; leads men to&H4; this hell.</l>
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</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "130">
<l>My Mistres eyes are nothing like&H4; the Sunne,  </l>
<l>Currall is farre more red, <reg orig="then">than</reg> her&H2; lips red, </l>
<l>If snow be white why then her&H2; brests are dun: </l>
<l>If haires be wiers, black wiers grow on&H4; her&H2; head: </l>
<l>I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> seene Roses damaskt, red and white, </l>
<l>But no&H2; such Roses see I in&H4; her&H2; cheekes, </l>
<l>And in&H4; some perfumes is there more delight, </l>
<l><reg orig="Then">Than</reg> in&H4; the breath that&H61; from my Mistres reekes.
</l>
<l>I <reg orig="loue">love</reg> to&H9; <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> her&H6;, yet well I
know, </l>
<l>That&H3; Musicke hath a farre more pleasing sound: </l>
<l>I graunt I <reg orig="neuer">never</reg> saw a goddesse <reg orig="goe">go</reg>,
</l>
<l>My Mistres when <reg orig="shee">she</reg> walkes treads on&H4; the ground.</l>
<l rend="indent">And yet by&H4; heauen I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> my <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> as rare,</l>
<l rend="indent">As any she beli'd with false compare.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "131">
<l>Thou art as tiranous, so&H52; as thou art,  </l>
<l>As those whose beauties proudly make them cruell; </l>
<l>For&H3; well thou know'st to&H4; my deare doting hart</l>
<l>Thou art the fairest and most precious Iewell. </l>
<l>Yet in&H4; good faith some say that&H61; thee behold, </l>
<l>Thy face hath not the power to&H9; make <reg orig="loue">love</reg> grone; </l>
<l>To&H9; say they erre, I dare not be so&H51; bold, </l>
<l>Although I sweare it to&H4; <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> alone. </l>
<l>And to&H9; be sure that&H62; is not false I sweare </l>
<l>A thousand grones but thinking on&H4; thy face, </l>
<l>One on&H4; anothers necke do witnesse beare </l>
<l>Thy blacke is fairest in&H4; my iudgements place.</l>
<l rend="indent">In&H4; nothing art thou blacke saue in&H4; thy deeds,</l>
<l rend="indent">And thence this slaunder as I <reg orig="thinke">think</reg>
proceeds.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "132">
<l>Thine eies I <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, and they as pittying me,  </l>
<l>Knowing thy heart torment me with disdaine, </l>
<l><reg orig="Haue">Have</reg> put on&H5; black, and louing mourners <reg
orig="bee">be</reg>,</l>
<l>Looking with pretty ruth <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> my paine. </l>
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<l>And truly not the morning Sun of Heauen </l>
<l>Better becomes the gray cheeks of <reg orig="th'">the </reg>East, </l>
<l>Nor that&H62; full Starre that&H61; vshers in&H4; the Eauen </l>
<l>Doth halfe that&H62; glory to&H4; the sober West </l>
<l>As those two morning eyes become thy face: </l>
<l>O let it then as well beseeme thy heart</l>
<l>To&H9; mourne for&H4; me since mourning doth thee grace, </l>
<l>And sute thy pitty like&H4; in&H4; euery part. </l>
<l rend="indent">Then will&H1; I sweare beauty <reg orig="her selfe">herself</reg> is
blacke,</l>
<l rend="indent">And all they foule that&H61; thy complexion lacke.</l>
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<l>Beshrew that&H62; heart that&H61; makes my heart to&H9; groane  </l>
<l>For&H4; that&H62; deepe wound it giues my friend and me; </l>
<l><reg orig="I'st">Is it</reg> not ynough to&H9; torture me alone, </l>
<l>But slaue to&H4; slauery my sweet'st friend must be.</l>
<l>Me from <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> thy cruell eye hath taken, </l>
<l>And my next <reg orig="selfe">self</reg> thou harder hast ingrossed, </l>
<l>Of him, <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>, and thee I am forsaken, </l>
<l>A torment thrice three-fold thus to&H9; be crossed: </l>
<l>Prison my heart in&H4; thy steele bosomes warde, </l>
<l>But then my friends heart let my poore heart bale, </l>
<l><reg orig= "Who ere">Whoever</reg> keepes me, let my heart be his garde,</l>
<l>Thou canst not then vse rigor in&H4; my Iaile. </l>
<l rend="indent">And yet thou wilt, for&H3; I being pent in&H4; thee, </l>
<l rend="indent">Perforce am thine and all that&H61; is in&H4; me.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "134">
<l>So&H3; now I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> confest that&H3; he is thine,  </l>
<l>And I <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> am morgag'd to&H4; thy will&H0;, </l>
<l><reg orig="My selfe">Myself</reg> <reg orig="Ile">I will&H1;</reg> forfeit, so&H3;
that&H62; other mine, </l>
<l>Thou wilt restore to&H9; be my comfort still: </l>
<l>But thou wilt not, nor he will&H1; not be free, </l>
<l>For&H3; thou art couetous, and he is kinde, </l>
<l>He learnd but suretie-like to&H9; write for&H4; me, </l>
<l><reg orig="Vnder">Under</reg> that&H62; bond that&H61; him as fast doth binde. </l>
<l>The statute of thy beauty thou wilt take, </l>
<l>Thou vsurer that&H61; put'st forth all to&H4; vse, </l>
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<l>And sue a friend, came debter for&H4; my sake, </l>
<l>So&H3; him I loose through my vnkinde abuse. </l>
<l rend="indent">Him <reg orig="haue">have</reg> I lost, thou hast both him and me,</l>
<l rend="indent">He paies the whole, and yet am I not free.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "135">
<l><reg orig="Who euer">Whoever</reg> hath her&H2; wish, thou hast thy <emph
rend="italic">Will&H0;</emph>,  </l>
<l>And <emph rend="italic">Will&H0;</emph> <reg orig="too">to&H4; boote</reg>,
and</l>
<l><emph rend="italic">Will&H0;</emph> in&H4; ouer-plus, </l>
<l>More <reg orig="then">than</reg> enough am I that&H61; vexe thee still, </l>
<l>To&H4; thy sweet will&H0; making addition thus. </l>
<l>Wilt thou whose will&H0; is large and spatious,</l>
<l>Not once vouchsafe to&H9; hide my will&H0; in&H4; thine, </l>
<l>Shall will&H0; in&H4; others <reg orig="seeme">seem</reg> right gracious, </l>
<l>And in&H4; my will&H0; no&H2; <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> acceptance shine: </l>
<l>The sea all water, yet receiues raine still, </l>
<l>And in&H4; aboundance addeth to&H4; his store, </l>
<l>So&H52; thou <reg orig="beeing">being</reg> rich in&H4; <emph
rend="italic">Will&H0;</emph> adde to&H4; thy <emph
rend="italic">Will&H0;</emph>, </l>
<l>One will&H0; of mine to&H9; make thy large <emph
rend="italic">Will&H0;</emph> more.</l>
<l rend="indent">Let no&H2; vnkinde, no&H2; <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> beseechers kill,
</l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Thinke">Think</reg> all but one, and me in&H4; that&H62;
one <emph rend="italic">Will&H0;</emph>.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "136">
<l>If thy soule check thee that&H3; I come so&H51; <reg orig="neere">near</reg>,  </l>
<l>Sweare to&H4; thy blind soule that&H3; I was thy <emph
rend="italic">Will&H0;</emph>,</l>
<l>And will&H0; thy soule knowes is admitted there, </l>
<l>Thus farre for&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, my loue-sute sweet fullfill. </l>
<l><emph rend="italic">Will&H0;</emph>, will&H1; fulfill the treasure of thy <reg
orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>I fill it full with wils, and my will&H0; one, </l>
<l>In&H4; things of great receit with ease we&Htp; prooue, </l>
<l>Among a number one is reckon'd none. </l>
<l>Then in&H4; the number let me passe vntold, </l>
<l>Though in&H4; thy stores account I one must be, </l>
<l>For&H3; nothing hold me, so&H3; it please thee hold,</l>
<l>That&H62; nothing me, a some-thing sweet to&H4; thee. </l>
<l rend="indent">Make my name thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, and <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> that&H62; still, </l>
<l rend="indent">And then thou louest me for&H3; my name is <emph
rend="italic">Will&H0;</emph>.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "137">
<l>Thou blinde foole <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, what <reg orig="doost">dost</reg> thou
to&H4; mine eyes, </l>
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<l>That&H3; they behold and see not what they see: </l>
<l>They know what beautie is, see where it lyes, </l>
<l>Yet what the best is, take the worst to&H9; be. </l>
<l>If eyes corrupt by&H4; ouer-partiall lookes, </l>
<l>Be anchord in&H4; the baye where all men ride,</l>
<l>Why of eyes falsehood hast thou forged hookes, </l>
<l>Whereto the iudgement of my heart is tide? </l>
<l>Why should my heart <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> that&H3; a seuerall plot, </l>
<l>Which&H61; my heart knowes the wide worlds common place? </l>
<l>Or mine eyes seeing this, say this is not</l>
<l>To&H9; put <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> truth <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg>
so&H51; foule a face, </l>
<l rend="indent">In&H4; things right true my heart and eyes <reg orig="haue">have</reg>
erred, </l>
<l rend="indent">And to&H4; this false plague are they now transferred.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "138">
<l>When my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> sweares that&H3; she is made of truth,  </l>
<l>I do beleeue her&H6; though I know she lyes,</l>
<l>That&H3; she might <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> me some vntuterd youth, </l>
<l>Vnlearned in&H4; the worlds false subtilties. </l>
<l>Thus vainely thinking that&H3; she thinkes me young, </l>
<l>Although she knowes my dayes are past the best, </l>
<l>Simply I credit her&H2; false speaking tongue, </l>
<l>On&H4; both sides thus is simple truth supprest: </l>
<l>But wherefore sayes she not she is vniust?</l>
<l>And wherefore say not I that&H3; I am old? </l>
<l>O loues best habit is in&H4; seeming trust,</l>
<l>And age in&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, loues not <reg orig="t'haue">to&H9;
have</reg> yeares told.</l>
<l rend="indent">Therefore I lye with her&H6;, and she with me,</l>
<l rend="indent">And in&H4; our&Htp; faults by&H4; lyes we&Htp; flattered be.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "139">
<l>O call not me to&H9; iustifie the wrong,  </l>
<l>That&H61; thy vnkindnesse layes <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> my heart, </l>
<l>Wound me not with thine eye but with thy toung,</l>
<l>Vse power with power, and slay me not by&H4; Art&H0;, </l>
<l>Tell me thou lou'st else-where but in&H4; my sight, </l>
<l>Deare heart forbeare to&H9; glance thine eye aside, </l>
<l>What needst thou wound with cunning when thy might </l>
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<l>Is more <reg orig="then">than</reg> my ore-prest defence can bide? </l>
<l>Let me excuse thee, ah my <reg orig="loue">love</reg> well knowes, </l>
<l>Her&H2; prettie lookes <reg orig="haue">have</reg> <reg orig="beene">been</reg>
mine enemies, </l>
<l>And therefore from my face she turnes my foes, </l>
<l>That&H3; they else-where might dart their iniuries:</l>
<l rend="indent">Yet do not so&H52;, but since I am <reg orig="neere">near</reg>
slaine,</l>
<l rend="indent">Kill me out-right with lookes, and rid my paine.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "140">
<l>Be wise as thou art cruell, do not presse  </l>
<l>My toung-tide patience with too much disdaine: </l>
<l><reg orig="Least">Lest</reg> sorrow lend me words and words expresse,</l>
<l>The manner of my pittie wanting paine. </l>
<l>If I might teach thee witte better it <reg orig="weare">were</reg>,</l>
<l>Though not to&H9; <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, yet <reg orig="loue">love</reg>
to&H9; tell me so&H52;, </l>
<l>As testie sick-men when their deaths be <reg orig="neere">near</reg>, </l>
<l>No&H2; newes but health from their Phisitions know. </l>
<l>For&H3; if I should dispaire I should grow madde, </l>
<l>And in&H4; my madnesse might <reg orig="speake">speak</reg> ill of thee, </l>
<l>Now this ill wresting world is growne so&H51; bad, </l>
<l>Madde slanderers by&H4; madde eares beleeued be.</l>
<l rend="indent">That&H3; I may not be so&H52;, nor thou be lyde,</l>
<l rend="indent">Beare thine eyes straight, though thy proud heart <reg orig="goe">go</reg> wide.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "141">
<l>In&H4; faith I <reg orig="doe">do</reg> not <reg orig="loue">love</reg> thee with
mine
eyes,  </l>
<l>For&H3; they in&H4; thee a thousand errors note, </l>
<l>But <reg orig="'tis">it is</reg> my heart loues what they dispise, </l>
<l>Who&H61; in&H4; dispight of view is pleasd to&H9; dote. </l>
<l>Nor are mine eares with thy toungs tune delighted, </l>
<l>Nor tender feeling to&H4; base touches prone,</l>
<l>Nor taste, nor smell, desire to&H9; be inuited </l>
<l>To&H4; any sensuall feast with thee alone:</l>
<l>But my fiue wits, nor my fiue sences can </l>
<l>Diswade one foolish heart from seruing thee, </l>
<l>Who&H61; leaues vnswai'd the likenesse of a man, </l>
<l>Thy proud hearts slaue and  wretch to&H9; be: </l>
<l rend="indent">Onely my plague thus farre I count my gaine, </l>
<l rend="indent">That&H3; she that&H61; makes me sinne, awards me paine.</l>
</div2 >
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<div2 type="poem" n= "142">
<l><reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> is my sinne, and thy deare vertue hate,  </l>
<l>Hate of my sinne, grounded on&H4; sinfull louing, </l>
<l>O but with mine, compare thou thine <reg orig="owne">own</reg> state, </l>
<l>And thou shalt finde it merrits not reproouing,</l>
<l>Or if it do, not from those lips of thine, </l>
<l>That&H61; <reg orig="haue">have</reg> prophan'd their scarlet ornaments, </l>
<l>And seald false bonds of <reg orig="loue">love</reg> as oft as mine, </l>
<l>Robd others beds reuenues of their rents. </l>
<l>Be it lawfull I <reg orig="loue">love</reg> thee as thou lou'st those, </l>
<l><reg orig="Whome">Whom</reg> thine eyes wooe as mine importune thee, </l>
<l>Roote pittie in&H4; thy heart that&H3; when it growes,</l>
<l>Thy pitty may deserue to&H9; pittied <reg orig="bee">be</reg>. </l>
<l rend="indent">If thou <reg orig="doost">dost</reg> seeke to&H9; <reg
orig="haue">have</reg> what thou <reg orig="doost">dost</reg> hide, </l>
<l rend="indent">By&H4; <reg orig="selfe">self</reg> example <reg
orig="mai'st">mayst</reg> thou be denide.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "143">
<l><reg orig="Loe">Lo</reg> as a carefull huswife runnes to&H9; catch,  </l>
<l>One of her&H2; fethered creatures broake away, </l>
<l>Sets <reg orig="downe">down</reg> her&H2; babe and makes all swift dispatch </l>
<l>In&H4; pursuit of the thing she would <reg orig="haue">have</reg> stay: </l>
<l>Whilst her&H2; neglected child holds her&H6; in&H4; chace, </l>
<l>Cries to&H9; catch her&H6; whose busie care is bent,</l>
<l>To&H9; follow that&H62; which&H61; flies before her&H2; face: </l>
<l>Not prizing her&H2; poore infants discontent; </l>
<l>So&H52; runst thou after that&H62; which&H61; flies from thee, </l>
<l>Whilst I thy babe chace thee <reg orig="a farre">afar</reg> behind, </l>
<l>But if thou catch thy hope turne back to&H4; me: </l>
<l>And play the mothers part kisse me, be kind. </l>
<l rend="indent">So&H52; will&H1; I pray that&H3; thou <reg
orig="maist">mayst</reg></l>
<l><reg orig="haue">have</reg> thy <emph rend="italic">Will&H0;</emph>, </l>
<l rend="indent">If thou turne back and my loude crying still.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "144">
<l>Two loues I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> of comfort and dispaire,  </l>
<l>Which&H61; like&H4; two spirits do sugiest me still, </l>
<l>The better angell is a man right <reg orig="faire">fair</reg>: </l>
<l>The worser spirit a woman collour'd <reg orig="il">ill</reg>. </l>
<l>To&H9; win me <reg orig="soone">soon</reg> to&H4; hell my femall euill, </l>
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<l>Tempteth my better angel from my sight,</l>
<l>And would corrupt my saint to&H9; be a diuel: </l>
<l>Wooing his purity with her&H2; fowle pride. </l>
<l>And whether that&H3; my angel be turn'd finde, </l>
<l>Suspect I may, yet not directly tell, </l>
<l>But being both from me both to&H4; each friend, </l>
<l>I gesse one angel in&H4; an others hel. </l>
<l rend="indent">Yet this <reg orig="shal">shall</reg> I <reg orig="nere">never</reg>
know but <reg orig="liue">live</reg> in&H4; doubt,</l>
<l rend="indent">Till my bad angel fire my good one out.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "145">
<l>Those lips that&H61; Loues <reg orig="owne">own</reg> hand did make,  </l>
<l>Breath'd forth the sound that&H61; said I hate, </l>
<l>To&H4; me that&H61; languisht for&H4; her&H2; sake: </l>
<l>But when she saw my wofull state, </l>
<l>Straight in&H4; her&H2; heart did mercie come, </l>
<l>Chiding that&H62; tongue that&H61; <reg orig="euer">ever</reg> sweet, </l>
<l>Was vsde in&H4; giuing gentle dome: </l>
<l>And tought it thus a new to&H9; greete: </l>
<l>I hate she alterd with an end, </l>
<l>That&H61; follow'd it as gentle day, </l>
<l>Doth follow night who&H61; like&H4; a fiend </l>
<l>From heauen to&H4; hell is flowne away.</l>
<l rend="indent">I hate, from hate away she threw,</l>
<l rend="indent">And sau'd my life saying not you.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "146">
<l>Poore soule the center of my sinfull earth,  </l>
<l>My sinfull earth these rebbell powres that&H61; thee array, </l>
<l>Why dost thou pine within and suffer dearth,</l>
<l>Painting thy outward walls so&H51; costlie gay? </l>
<l>Why so&H51; large cost <reg orig="hauing">having</reg> so&H51; short a lease, </l>
<l>Dost thou <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> thy fading mansion spend? </l>
<l>Shall wormes inheritors of this excesse, </l>
<l>Eate <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> thy charge? is this thy bodies end? </l>
<l>Then soule <reg orig="liue">live</reg> thou <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> thy
seruants losse, </l>
<l>And let that&H62; pine to&H9; aggrauat thy store; </l>
<l>Buy tearmes diuine in&H4; selling houres of drosse: </l>
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<l>Within be fed, without be rich no&H2; more, </l>
<l rend="indent">So&H52; shalt thou feed on&H4; death, that&H61; feeds on&H4;
men,</l>
<l rend="indent">And death once dead, <reg orig="ther's">there is</reg> no&H2; more
dying then.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "147">
<l>My <reg orig="loue">love</reg> is as a feauer longing still,  </l>
<l>For&H4; that&H62; which&H61; longer nurseth the disease, </l>
<l>Feeding on&H4; that&H62; which&H61; doth preserue the ill,</l>
<l><reg orig="Th'">The </reg>vncertaine sicklie appetite to&H9; please: </l>
<l>My reason the Phisition to&H4; my <reg orig="loue">love</reg>,</l>
<l>Angry that&H3; his prescriptions are not kept </l>
<l>Hath left me, and I desperate now approoue. </l>
<l>Desire is death, which&H61; Phisick did except. </l>
<l>Past cure I am, now Reason is past care, </l>
<l>And frantick madde with euer-more vnrest, </l>
<l>My thoughts and my discourse as mad mens are, </l>
<l>At randon from the truth vainely exprest.</l>
<l rend="indent">For&H3; I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> sworne thee <reg
orig="faire">fair</reg>, and thought thee bright,</l>
<l rend="indent">Who&H61; art as black as hell, as darke as night.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "148">
<l>O me! what eyes hath <reg orig="loue">love</reg> put in&H4; my head,  </l>
<l>Which&H61; <reg orig="haue">have</reg> no&H2; correspondence with true sight, </l>
<l>Or if they <reg orig="haue">have</reg>, where is my iudgment fled, </l>
<l>That&H61; censures falsely what they see aright? </l>
<l>If that&H62; be <reg orig="faire">fair</reg> whereon my false eyes dote, </l>
<l>What meanes the world to&H9; say it is not so&H52;?</l>
<l>If it be not, then <reg orig="loue">love</reg> doth well denote, </l>
<l>Loues eye is not so&H51; true as all mens: no&H7;,</l>
<l>How can it? O how can loues eye be true, </l>
<l>That&H61; is so&H51; vext with watching and with teares? </l>
<l>No&H2; maruaile then though I mistake my view, </l>
<l>The sunne <reg orig="it selfe">itself</reg> sees not, till heauen cleeres. </l>
<l rend="indent">O cunning <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, with teares thou keepst me
blinde, </l>
<l rend="indent"><reg orig="Least">Lest</reg> eyes well seeing thy foule faults should
finde.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "149">
<l>Canst thou O cruell, say I <reg orig="loue">love</reg> thee not,  </l>
<l>When I against <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> with thee pertake: </l>
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<l><reg orig="Doe">Do</reg> I not <reg orig="thinke">think</reg> on&H4; thee when I
forgot </l>
<l>Am of <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg>, all tirant for&H4; thy sake?</l>
<l>Who&H62; hateth thee that&H61; I <reg orig="doe">do</reg> call my friend, </l>
<l>On&H4; whom froun'st thou that&H61; I <reg orig="doe">do</reg> faune <reg
orig="vpon">upon&H5;</reg>, </l>
<l>Nay if thou lowrst on&H4; me <reg orig="doe">do</reg> I not spend </l>
<l>Reuenge <reg orig="vpon">upon&H4;</reg> <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> with
present mone? </l>
<l>What merrit do I in&H4; <reg orig="my selfe">myself</reg> respect, </l>
<l>That&H61; is so&H51; proude thy seruice to&H9; dispise, </l>
<l>When all my best doth worship thy defect, </l>
<l>Commanded by&H4; the motion of thine eyes. </l>
<l rend="indent">But <reg orig="loue">love</reg> hate on&H5; for&H3; now I know thy
minde,</l>
<l rend="indent">Those that&H61; can see thou lou'st, and I am blind.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= "150">
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> from what powre hast thou this powrefull might,  </l>
<l>With insufficiency my heart to&H9; sway, </l>
<l>To&H9; make me <reg orig="giue">give</reg> the lie to&H4; my true sight, </l>
<l>And swere that&H3; brightnesse doth not grace the day?</l>
<l>Whence hast thou this becomming of things <reg orig="il">ill</reg>, </l>
<l>That&H3; in&H4; the very refuse of thy deeds, </l>
<l>There is such strength and warrantise of skill, </l>
<l>That&H3; in&H4; my minde thy worst all best exceeds? </l>
<l>Who&H62; taught thee how to&H9; make me <reg orig="loue">love</reg> thee more,
</l>
<l>The more I <reg orig="heare">hear</reg> and see iust cause of hate, </l>
<l><reg orig="Oh">O</reg> though I <reg orig="loue">love</reg> what others <reg
orig="doe">do</reg> abhor, </l>
<l>With others thou shouldst not abhor my state. </l>
<l rend="indent">If thy vnworthinesse raisd <reg orig="loue">love</reg> in&H4; me, </l>
<l rend="indent">More worthy I to&H9; be belou'd of thee.</l>
</div2 >
<div2 type="poem" n= " 151">
<l><reg orig="Loue">Love</reg> is too young to&H9; know what conscience is,  </l>
<l>Yet who&H62; knowes not conscience is borne of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, </l>
<l>Then gentle cheater vrge not my amisse, </l>
<l><reg orig="Least">Lest</reg> guilty of my faults thy sweet <reg orig="selfe">self</reg>
proue.</l>
<l>For&H3; thou betraying me, I <reg orig="doe">do</reg> betray </l>
<l>My nobler part to&H4; my grose bodies treason,</l>
<l>My soule doth tell my body that&H3; he may, </l>
<l>Triumph in&H4; <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, flesh staies no&H2; farther reason. </l>
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<l>But rysing at thy name doth point out thee, </l>
<l>As his triumphant prize, proud of this pride, </l>
<l>He is contented thy poore drudge to&H9; be</l>
<l>To&H9; stand in&H4; thy affaires, fall by&H4; thy side. </l>
<l rend="indent">No&H2; want of conscience hold it that&H3; I call, </l>
<l rend="indent">Her&H2; <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, for&H4; whose deare <reg
orig="loue">love</reg> I rise and fall.</l>
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<l>In&H4; louing thee thou know'st I am forsworne,  </l>
<l>But thou art twice forsworne to&H4; me <reg orig="loue">love</reg> swearing, </l>
<l>In&H4; act thy bed-vow broake and new faith torne, </l>
<l>In&H4; vowing new hate after new <reg orig="loue">love</reg> bearing:</l>
<l>But why of two othes breach <reg orig="doe">do</reg> I accuse thee, </l>
<l>When I breake twenty: I am periur'd most, </l>
<l>For&H3; all my vowes are othes but to&H9; misuse thee: </l>
<l>And all my honest faith in&H4; thee is lost. </l>
<l>For&H3; I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> sworne deepe othes of thy deepe kindnesse: </l>
<l>Othes of thy <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, thy truth, thy constancie, </l>
<l>And to&H9; inlighten thee gaue eyes to&H4; blindnesse,</l>
<l>Or made them swere against the thing they see. </l>
<l rend="indent">For&H3; I <reg orig="haue">have</reg> sworne thee <reg
orig="faire">fair</reg>: more periurde eye, </l>
<l rend="indent">To&H9; swere against the truth so&H51; foule a lie.</l>
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<l><emph rend="italic">Cvpid</emph> laid by&H5; his brand and fell <reg orig="a
sleepe">asleep</reg>,  </l>
<l>A maide of <emph rend="italic">Dyans</emph> this aduantage found,</l>
<l>And his loue-kindling fire did quickly steepe </l>
<l>In&H4; a <reg orig="could">cold</reg>  vallie-fountaine of that&H62; ground: </l>
<l>Which&H61; borrowd from this holie fire of <reg orig="loue">love</reg>, </l>
<l>A datelesse liuely heat still to&H9; indure, </l>
<l>And grew a seething bath which&H61; yet men proue, </l>
<l>Against strang malladies a soueraigne cure: </l>
<l>But at my mistres eie loues brand new fired, </l>
<l>The boy for&H4; triall needes would touch my brest, </l>
<l>I sick withall the helpe of bath desired,</l>
<l>And thether hied a sad distemperd guest. </l>
<l rend="indent">But found no&H2; cure, the bath for&H4; my helpe lies, </l>
<l rend="indent">Where <emph rend="italic">Cupid</emph> got new fire; my mistres
eye.</l>
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<l>The little Loue-God lying once <reg orig="a sleepe">asleep</reg>, </l>
<l>Laid by&H4; his side his heart inflaming brand, </l>
<l>Whilst many Nymphes that&H61; vou'd chast life to&H9; keep,</l>
<l>Came tripping by&H5;, but in&H4; her&H2; maiden hand, </l>
<l>The fayrest votary tooke <reg orig="vp">up&H5;</reg> that&H62; fire,</l>
<l>Which&H61; many Legions of true hearts had warm'd, </l>
<l>And so&H52; the Generall of hot desire, </l>
<l>Was sleeping by&H4; a Virgin hand disarm'd. </l>
<l>This brand she quenched in&H4; a coole Well by&H5;, </l>
<l>Which&H61; from loues fire tooke heat perpetuall, </l>
<l>Growing a bath and healthfull remedy, </l>
<l>For&H4; men diseasd, but I my Mistrisse thrall,</l>
<l rend="indent">Came there for&H4; cure and this by&H4; that&H62; I proue,</l>
<l rend="indent">Loues fire heates water, water cooles not <reg
orig="loue">love</reg>.</l>
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