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A Lover's Complaint

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      From off | a hill | whose concave | womb re|worded
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      A plaint|ful sto|ry from | a sis|tering vale
          ,        ,      ,            ,      ,        ,       o
      My spi|rits to | attend | this doub|le voi|ce accor|ded,
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      And down | I laid | to list | the sad-|tuned^tale;
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5     Ere long | espied | a fick|le maid | full^pale
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      Tearing | of pa|pers, break|ing rings | a-twain,
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      Storming | her world | with sor|rows, wind | and rain.
     
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      Upon | her head | a plat|ted hive | of straw,
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      Which for|tified | her vis|age from | the sun,
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      Whereon | the thought | might think | sometime | it saw
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10    The car|cass of beau|ty spent | and done: |
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      Time had not | scythed all | that youth | begun,
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      Nor youth | all quit;| but spite | of heaven's | fell rage,
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      Some beau|ty peeped | through lat|tice of / seared age.
     
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      Oft did | she heave | her nap|kin to | her eyne,
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      Which on | it had | conceit|ed char|acters,
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15    Laundering | the sil|ken fig|ures in | the brine
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      That sea|soned woe | had pel|leted | in tears,
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      And of|ten read|ing what / contents | it bears;
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      As of|ten shriek|ing un|disting|uished woe,
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      In clam|ours of / all size,| both high | and low.
     
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      Sometimes | her lev|elled eyes | their car|riage ride,
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20    As they | did bat|tery to | the spheres | intend;
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      Sometime | diver|ted their / poor balls | are tied
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      To the / orbed earth;| sometimes | they do | extend
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      Their view | right^on;| anon | their ga|zes lend
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      To ev|ery place | at once | and now|here fixed,
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25    The mind | and sight | distrac|tedly | commixed.
     
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      Her hair,| nor loose | nor tied | in for|mal plat,
            ,          ,        ,         ,         ,
      Proclaimed | in her | a care|less hand | of pride
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      For some,| untucked,| descen|ded her / sheaved hat,
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      Hanging | her pale | and pin|ed cheek | beside;
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      Some^in | her thread|en fil|let still | did bide,
            ,        ,         ,           ,             ,
30    And true | to bon|dage would | not break | from thence,
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      Though slack|ly brai|ded in / loose neg|ligence.
     
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      A thou|sand fa|vours from | a maund | she drew
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      Of am|ber, crys|tal, and | of bead|ed jet,
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      Which^one | by one | she in | a ri|ver threw,
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      Upon | whose^wee|ping mar|gent she | was set;
           ,    ,       ,      ,        ,
35    Like u|sury,| apply|ing wet | to wet,
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      Or mon|arch's hands | that let | not boun|ty fall
             ,             ,          ,         ,          ,
      Where want | cries^some,| but where | excess | begs^all.
     
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      Of fol|ded sched|ules had | she ma|ny a one,
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      Which she pe|rused, sighed, tore,| and gave | the flood;
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      Cracked ma|ny a ring | of pos|ied gold | and bone
       ,               ,           ,      ,         ,
40    Bidding | them find | their sep|ulchres | in mud;
             ,          ,        ,        ,          ,
      Found yet | more let|ters sad|ly penned | in blood,
             ,        ,      ,            ,     ,
      With slei|ded silk | feat and | affect|edly
           ,              ,         ,    2   ,    ,
      Enswathed,|  and sealed | to cur|ious se|crecy.
     
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      These^of|ten bathed | she in | her flux|ive eyes,
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      And of|ten kissed,|  and of|ten gave | to tear:
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45    Cried O false | blood, thou | register | of lies,
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      What un|approv|ed wit|ness dost | thou bear!
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      Ink would | have seemed | more black | and damn|ed here!
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      This^said,| in top | of rage | the lines | she rents,
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      Big dis|content | so break|ing their | contents.
     
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      A rev|erend man | that grazed | his cat|tle nigh--
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50    Sometime | a blus|terer that | the ruf|fle knew
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      Of court,| of cit|y, and had / let go | by
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      The swift|est hours,| obser|ved as | they flew--
          ,              ,       ,       ,       ,
      Towards this | afflic|ted fan|cy fast|ly drew,
            ,      ,        ,        ,          ,
      And priv|ileged | by age | desires | to know
           ,            ,           ,        ,        ,
55    In brief | the grounds | and mo|tives of | her woe.
     
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      So slides | he down | upon | his grain|ed bat,
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      And come|ly dis|tant sits | he by | her side;
            ,      ,        ,           ,     ,
      When he | again | desires | her, be|ing sat,
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      Her grie|vance with | his hear|ing to | divide:
           ,          ,           ,         ,         ,
      If that | from him | there may | be aught | applied
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60    Which may | her suf|fering ecs|tasy | assuage,
            ,        ,         ,    ,       ,
      Tis prom|ised in | the char|ity | of age.
     
       ,              ,           ,       ,       ,
      Father, | she says, though in | me you | behold
           ,    ,       ,        ,         ,
      The in|jury | of ma|ny a blas|ting hour,
           ,         ,           ,       ,       ,
      Let it | not^tell | your judg|ment I | am old;
           ,         ,       ,      ,          ,
      Not^age,| but sor|row, o|ver me | hath power:
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65    I might | as yet | have been | a spread|ing flower,
        ,            ,       ,         ,       ,
      Fresh to | myself,| if I | had self-|applied
        ,           ,         ,        ,        ,
      Love to | myself | and to | no love | beside.
     
           ,        ,        ,     ,      ,      2->
      But woe | is me,| too ear|ly I | atten||ded
          ,         ,        ,         ,         ,
      A youth|ful suit | it was | to gain | my grace;
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      Of one | by na|ture's out|wards so | commen||ded,
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70    That mai|dens' eyes | stuck^o|ver all | his face,
              ,         ,               ,   ,          ,
      Love^lacked | a dwel|ling and / made him | her place.
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      And when | in his / fair parts | she did | abide,
           ,           ,          ,      ,    ,
      She was | new lodged | and new|ly de|ified.
     
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      His brown|y locks | did hang | in crook|ed curls;
           ,  2    ,        ,       ,        ,
      And ev|ery light | occa|sion of | the wind
        ,          ,           ,       ,         ,
75    Upon | his lips | their sil|ken par|cels hurls.
               ,         ,       ,         ,       ,
      What's^sweet | to do,| to do | will apt|ly find:
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      Each eye | that saw | him did | enchant | the mind,
           ,        ,       ,        ,        ,
      For on | his vis|age was | in lit|tle drawn
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      What large|ness thinks | in Par|adise | was sawn.
     
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      Small show^|of man | was yet | upon | his chin;
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80    His phoe|nix down | began | but^to | appear
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      Like un|shorn vel|vet on | that term|less skin
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      Whose bare | out-bragged | the web | it seemed | to wear:
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      Yet showed | his vis|age by | that cost | more dear;
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      And nice | affect|ions wav|ering stood | in doubt
           ,          ,       ,         ,        ,
85    If best | were as | it was,| or best | without.
     
           ,     ,            ,    2    ,         ,
      His qua|lities | were beau|teous as | his form,
            ,        ,          ,          ,        ,
      For maid|en-tongued | he was,| and there|of free;
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      Yet if | men moved | him, was | he such | a storm
          ,           ,         ,      ,       ,
      As oft | twixt^May | and Ap|ril is | to see,
             ,      ,      ,        ,      ,            ,
      When winds breathe sweet,| unru|ly though | they be.  ????
            ,        ,       2     ,     ,       ,
90    His rude|ness so | with his auth|oriz|ed youth
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      Did liv|ery false|ness in | a pride | of truth.
     
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      Well could | he ride,| and of|ten men | would say
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      That horse | his met|tle from | his ri|der takes:
        ,            ,         ,      ,         ,
      Proud of | subjec|tion, no|ble by | the sway,
              ,            ,              ,            ,         ,
      What rounds,| what bounds,| what course,| what stop | he makes!
           ,      ,       ,         ,         ,
95    And con|trover|sy hence | a ques|tion takes,
        ,             ,         ,        ,          ,
      Whether | the horse | by him | became | his deed,
         ,         ,        2       ,    ,       ,
      Or he | his man|age by the / well-do|ing steed.
     
            ,       ,          ,         ,         ,
      But quick|ly on | this side | the ver|dict went:
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      His real | habi|tude gave life | and grace
          ,      ,        ,        ,    ,
      To ap|pertain|ings and | to or|nament,
         ,           ,       ,          ,         ,
100   Accom|plished in | himself,| not in | his case:
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      All aids,| themselves | made fair|er by | their place,
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      Came for | addit|ions, yet | their pur|posed trim
        ,                ,           ,           ,         ,
      Pieced not | his grace,| but were | all graced | by him.
     
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      So on | the tip | of his | subdu|ing tongue
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      All kinds | of ar|guments | and ques|tion deep,
           ,     ,         ,          ,         ,
105   All rep|lica|tion prompt,| and rea|son strong
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      For his | advan|tage still | did wake | and sleep,
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      To make | the wee|per laugh,| the laugh|er weep:
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      He had | the di|alect | and dif|ferent skill,
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      Catching | all pas|sions in | his craft | of will.
     
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      That he | did in | the gen|eral bos|om reign
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110   Of young,| of old,| and sex|es both | enchan|ted,
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      To dwell | with him | in thoughts,| or to | remain
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      In per|sonal du|ty, fol|lowing where | he haun|ted,
           ,          ,       ,           ,           ,       o
      Consents | bewitched,| ere he | desire | have gran|ted,
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      And di|alogued | for him | what he | would say,
        ,                 ,           ,            ,        ,
115   Asked their | own wills | and made | their wills | obey.
     
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      Many | there were | that did | his pic|ture get
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      To serve | their^eyes,| and in | it put | their mind,
             ,           ,      2  ,    ,       ,
      Like fools | that in | the ima|gina|tion set
            ,      ,         ,        ,            ,
      The good|ly ob|jects which | abroad | they find
           ,          ,            ,           ,           ,
      Of lands | and man|sions, theirs | in thought | assigned,
           ,    2           ,     ,        ,       ,          o
120   And lab|ouring in / more pleas|ures to | bestow | them,
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      Than the / true gou|ty land|lord which | doth owe | them.
     
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      So ma|ny have | that nev|er touched | his hand,
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      Sweetly | supposed | them mis|tress of | his heart.
          ,        ,          ,         ,        ,
      My woe|ful self | that did | in free|dom stand,
           ,        ,            ,          ,     ,
      And was | my own | fee simple (not in part)
             ,         ,         ,           ,         ,
125   What with | his art | in youth | and youth | in art
        ,           ,         ,         ,        ,
      Threw my | affec|tions in | his char|med power,
           ,           ,           ,         ,         ,
      Reserved | the stalk | and gave | him all | my flower.
     
           ,       ,         ,       ,        ,
      Yet did | I not | as some | my e|quals did
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      Demand | of him,| nor be|ing desir|ed yiel|ded.
        ,           ,        ,       ,       ,
      Finding | myself | in hon|our so | forbid,
            ,       ,        ,         ,        ,        o
130   With saf|est dis|tance I | mine hon|our shiel|ded,
         ,     ,         ,    ,       ,         ,
      Exper|ience | for me | many | bulwarks | builded
           ,       ,    ,                    ,           ,
      Of proofs | new bleed/ing which | remained | the foil
                  ,     ,      ,         ,         ,
      Of this / false jewel,| and his | amor|ous spoil.
     
           ,        ,       ,           ,    ,
      But ah | who ev|er shunned | by pre|cedent
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      The des|tined ill | she must | herself | assay?
           ,        ,            ,          ,        ,
135   Or forced | exam|ples, 'gainst | her own | content,
          ,         ,        ,       ,        ,
      To put | the by-|past per|ils in | her way?
        ,             ,       ,            ,         ,
      Counsel | may stop | awhile | what will | not stay:
            ,         ,       ,         ,       ,
      For when | we rage,| advice | is of|ten seen
           ,        ,        ,          ,          ,
      By blun|ting us | to make | our wits | more keen.
     
            ,         ,     ,        ,         ,
      Nor gives | it sat|isfac|tion to | our blood,
            ,          ,           ,   ,        ,
140   That we | must curb | it up/on oth|ers' proof;
          ,       ,           ,            ,         ,
      To be | forbod | the sweets | that seem | so good,
            ,         ,             ,         ,        ,
      For fear | of harms | that preach | in our | behoof.
         ,     ,           ,         ,        ,
      O ap|petite | from judg|ment stand | aloof!
           ,       ,        ,           ,            ,
      The one | a pal|ate hath | that needs | will taste,
              ,        ,         ,        ,         ,
145   Though Rea|son weep | and cry | it is | thy last.
     
           ,       ,          ,           ,        ,
      For fur|ther I | could say | This man's | untrue,
            ,         ,         ,         ,       ,        o
      And knew | the pat|terns of | his foul | begui|ling,
        ,                  ,         ,        ,         ,
      Heard where | his plants | in oth|ers' or|chards grew,
       ,            ,           ,       ,        ,        o
      Saw how | deceits | were gil|ded in | his smi|ling,
             ,          ,     ,        ,      ,       o
      Knew vows | were ev|er bro|kers to | defi|ling,
                ,      ,          ,       ,           ,
150   Thought char|acters | and words | merely | but art,
           ,         ,         ,       ,    2     ,
      And bas|tards of | his foul | adul|terate heart.
     
            ,      ,            ,         ,        ,     o
      And long | upon | these terms | I held | my ci|ty,
             ,        ,        ,          ,        ,
      Till thus | he gan | besiege | me: Gen|tle maid,
            ,       ,     2     ,            ,       ,     o
      Have of | my suf|fering youth | some feel|ing pi|ty,
           ,        ,       ,      ,       ,
      And be | not of | my ho|ly vows | afraid,
              ,        ,          ,         ,      ,
155   That's^to | ye sworn | to none | was ev|er said,
             ,          ,        ,            ,       ,
      For feasts | of love | I have | been called | unto
            ,          ,        ,         ,      ,
      Till now | did nere | invite | nor ne|ver woo.
     
       ,          ,        ,       ,          ,
      All my | offen|ces that | abroad | you see
           ,       ,         ,       ,             ,
      Are er|rors of | the blood,| none of | the mind:
             ,          ,          ,        ,         ,
      Love^made | them not,| with ac|ture they | may be,
             ,        ,      ,         ,          ,
160   Where nei|ther par|ty is | nor true | nor kind:
             ,              ,           ,           ,          ,
      They sought | their shame | that so | their shame | did find,
           ,          ,         ,         ,       ,
      And so | much less | of shame | in me | remains,
          ,          ,        ,          ,          ,
      By how | much of | me their | reproach | contains.
     
         ,         ,      ,           ,           ,
      Among | the ma|ny that | mine^eyes | have seen,
           ,            ,          ,          ,          ,
      Not one | whose flame | my heart | so much | as warmed,
          ,      ,        ,      2      ,         ,
165   Or my | affec|tion put | to the smal|lest teen,
         ,     ,       ,         ,       ,
      Or a|ny of | my lei|sures ev|er charmed:
        ,             ,         ,          ,           ,
      Harm have | I done | to them | but nere | was harmed;
             ,          ,    2     ,          ,          ,
      Kept^hearts | in liv|eries, but | mine^own | was free,
             ,          ,        ,        ,     ,
      And reigned | comman|ding in | his mon|archy.
     
     
             ,          ,          ,       ,         ,        2->
170   Look^here | what tri|butes woun|ded fan|cies sent || me,
          ,        ,          ,       ,         ,
      Of pal|ed pearls | and ru|bies red | as blood:
       ,   2            ,           ,          ,         ,       2->
      Figuring | that they | their pas|sions like|wise lent || me
           ,           ,        ,      ,     ,
      Of grief | and blush|es, apt|ly un|derstood
           ,          ,      ,            ,          ,
      In blood|less white,| and the | encrim|soned mood;
          ,         ,              ,   ,     ,
175   Effects | of ter|ror and / dear mod|esty,
           ,           ,           ,        ,       ,
      Encamped | in hearts | but fight|ing out|wardly.
     
           ,       ,           ,        ,           ,
      And lo | behold | these tal|ents of | their hair,
             ,       ,      ,   2  ,          ,
      With twis|ted met|al am|orously | impleached
          ,         ,           ,   2   ,   2     ,
      I have | received | from ma|ny a sev|eral fair,
              ,       ,          ,       ,        ,
      Their kind | accep|tance, wee|pingly | beseeched,
        ,           ,              ,    ,        ,
180   With the | annex|ions of / fair gems | enriched,
            ,     ,     ,         ,         ,     ,
      And deep-brained son|nets that | did amp|lify   ????
              ,      ,   ,         ,          ,     ,
      Each stone's dear na|ture, worth,| and qua|lity.  ????
     
           ,           ,           ,     ,          ,
      The dia|mond?  Why | 'twas beau|tiful | and hard,
           ,         ,   ,    ,      ,          ,
      Whereto | his invised prop|erties | did tend,  ????
            ,    ,    ,   2    ,           ,         ,
      The deep-green em|erald in | whose fresh | regard,  ????
        ,     ,           ,      ,   2     ,      ,
185   Weak sights their sick|ly ra|diance do | amend.  ????
             x    ,    ,         ,        ,       ,
      The heaven-hued sap|phire and | the o|pal blend  ????
            ,        ,     ,          ,    2    ,
      With ob|jects man|ifold;| each sev|eral stone,
            ,    ,    ,          ,          ,           ,
      With wit well blaz|oned smiled | or made | some moan.  ????
     
          ,            ,        ,          ,     ,
      Lo all | these tro|phies of | affections hot,
          ,         ,         ,        ,          ,       o
      Of pen|sived and | subdued | desires | the ten|der,
       ,               ,           ,        ,           ,
190   Nature | hath charged | me that | I hoard | them not,
            ,           ,         ,       ,          ,       o
      But yield | them up | where I | myself | must ren|der,
            ,       ,        ,    ,        ,     o
      That is | to you | my or|igin | and en|der
            ,          ,            ,       ,        ,
      For these | of force | must your | obla|tions be,
            ,          ,       ,       ,       ,
      Since^I | their^al|tar, you | enpa|tron me.
     
          ,        ,          ,             ,          ,
      O then | advance |(of yours)| that phrase|less hand,
              ,     ,      ,         ,      ,           ,
195   Whose^white weighs down | the air|y scale | of praise; ????
            ,           ,    ,      2      ,        ,
      Take^all | these^si|miles | to your own | command,
       ,                ,           ,         ,           ,
      Hallowed | with sighs | that bur|ning lungs | did raise;
            ,         ,     ,         ,      ,
      What me | your min|ister | for you | obeys
        ,    ,                ,         ,       ,
      Works un/der you,| and to | your au|dit comes
             ,         ,         ,       ,       ,
200   Their dis|tract par|cels, in | combin|ed sums.
     
           ,        ,          ,         ,       ,
      Lo this | device | was sent | me from | a nun,
          ,        ,      ,        ,    2    ,
      Or sis|ter sanc|tified | of hol|iest note,
              ,         ,       ,         ,           ,
      Which late | her no|ble suit | in court | did shun,
             ,       ,         ,          ,         ,
      Whose^rar|est hav|ings made | the blos|soms dote;
           ,          ,           ,     2     ,        ,
      For she | was sought | by spir|its of rich|est coat,
            ,          ,          ,           ,        ,
205   But kept | cold^dis|tance, and | did thence | remove,
           ,          ,       ,      ,       ,
      To spend | her liv|ing in | eter|nal love.
     
          ,        ,           ,       ,     2     ,
      But O | my sweet | what la|bour is | it to leave
            ,       2      ,     ,    2      T    T     T
      The thing | we have not,| mastering | what not strives,
        ,             ,            ,         ,        ,
      Playing | the place | which did | no form | receive,
        ,        ,           ,       2          ,      ,
      Playing | patient | sports | in uncon/strained gyves?
            ,          ,        ,        ,         ,
210   She that | her fame | so to | herself | contrives,
            ,         ,         ,       ,         ,
      The scars | of bat|tle 'scap|eth by | the flight,
            ,          ,        ,    2    ,         ,
      And makes | her ab|sence val|iant, not | her might.
     
         ,       ,        ,         ,          ,
      O par|don me | in that | my boast | is true:
           ,     ,             ,          ,        ,
      The ac|cident | which brought | me to | her eye
        ,         ,       ,          ,         ,
      Upon | the mo|ment did | her force | subdue,
           ,          ,          ,       ,        ,
215   And now | she would | the ca|ged cloi|ster fly:
         ,         ,         ,       ,         ,
      Reli|gious love | put^out | Reli|gion's^eye:
           ,        ,        ,          ,       ,
      Not^to | be temp|ted would | she be | immured,
           ,         ,          ,     ,        ,
      And now | to tempt | all lib|erty | procured.
     
            ,             ,   ,        ,         ,
      How migh|ty then / you are,| O hear | me tell,
           ,       ,        ,        ,      ,
      The bro|ken bos|oms that | to me | belong
            ,        ,            ,         ,        ,
220   Have emp|tied all | their foun|tains in | my well,
            ,        ,         ,       ,       ,
      And mine | I pour | your^o|cean all | among:
           ,           ,         ,         ,     2      ,
      I strong | ore them,| and you | ore me | being strong,
       ,               ,          ,  ,        ,
      Must for | your vic|tory / us all | congest,
          ,          ,         ,              ,     ,
      As com|pound love | to phys|ic your / cold breast.
     
           ,           ,          ,        ,       ,
      My parts | had power | to charm | a sac|red sun,
           ,       ,        ,   ,         ,
225   Who dis|ciplined | I di|eted | in grace,
           ,           ,           ,      2    ,       ,
      Believed | her eyes,| when they | to assail | begun,
            ,         ,      ,        ,        ,
      All vows | and con|secra|tions giv|ing place:
          ,       ,         ,    ,     ,          ,
      O most | poten|tial love, vow, bond,| nor space,  ????
           ,          ,         ,       ,              ,
      In thee | hath nei|ther sting,| knot, nor | confine,
            ,         ,          ,            ,          ,
230   For thou | art all | and all | things^else | are thine.
     
             ,        ,         ,         ,          ,
      When thou | impres|sest what | are pre|cepts worth
           ,        ,         ,           ,        ,
      Of stale | exam|ple?  When | thou wilt | inflame,
            ,       ,        ,             ,     ,
      How cold|ly those | imped|iments / stand forth
            ,         ,   2    ,    ,     ,        ,
      Of wealth | of fil|ial fear, law, kind|red fame,  ????
               ,         ,              ,             ,               ,
      Love's^arms| are peace,| gainst rule,| gainst sense,| gainst shame,
            ,        ,        ,     2     ,          ,
235   And sweet|ens in | the suf|fering pangs | it bears,
           ,           ,   ,          ,           ,
      The al|oes of / all for|ces, shocks,| and fears.
     
           ,             ,           ,        ,        ,
      Now all | these hearts | that do | on mine | depend,
        ,            ,            ,          ,            ,
      Feeling | it break,| with bleed|ing groans | they pine;
           ,      ,             ,         ,        ,
      And sup|plicant | their sighs | to you | extend,
           ,          ,    2    ,          ,             ,
      To leave | the bat|tery that | you make | gainst mine,
        ,         ,   ,    2             ,         ,
240   Lending | soft aud/ience to | my sweet | design,
           ,         ,                 ,    ,        ,
      And cre|dent soul | to that / strong-bon|ded oath
             ,         ,         ,      ,         ,
      That shall | prefer | and un|dertake | my troth.
     
             ,         ,   2    ,        ,         ,
      This^said,| his wa|tery eyes | he did | dismount,
               ,            ,          ,         ,        ,
      Whose^sights | till then | were lev|elled on | my face,
             ,        ,      ,         ,        ,
      Each cheek | a riv|er run|ning from | a fount,
             ,       ,         ,          ,        ,
245   With brin|ish cur|rent down|ward flowed | apace:
          ,          ,       ,          ,     ,    ,
      Oh how | the chan|nel to | the stream gave grace!  ????
             ,            ,        ,          ,       ,     o
      Who glazed | with crys|tal gate | the glow|ing ros|es
             ,              ,        ,           ,        ,      o
      That flame | through wa|ter which | their hue | enclos|es.
     
         ,         ,        ,         ,    ,     ,
      O fa|ther, what | a hell | of witchcraft lies  ????
                 ,    ,        ,        ,    2    ,
      In the / small orb | of one | partic|ular tear!
            ,         ,    ,       ,         ,
250   But with | the in|unda|tion of | the eyes
            ,       ,         ,       ,          ,
      What roc|ky heart | to wa|ter will | not wear?
              ,          ,          ,         ,       ,
      What breast | so cold | that is | not warm|ed here?
           ,         ,      ,   ,          ,    ,
      Or cleft | effect,| cold mod/esty | hot wrath,  ??!!??
             ,           ,           ,        ,         ,
      Both fire | from hence | and chill | extinc|ture hath.
     
           ,         ,       ,        ,         ,
      For lo | his pass|ion but | an art | of craft,
             ,          ,         ,       ,      ,
255   Eene there | resolved | my rea|son in|to tears;
             ,   ,     ,          ,    ,        ,
      There my white stole | of chas|tity | I daffed,  ????
             ,        ,        ,          ,       ,
      Shook^off | my so|ber guards | and civ|il fears;
          ,        ,        ,       ,       ,
      Appear | to him | as he | to me | appears:
            ,          ,           ,           ,     2      ,
      All melt|ing, though | our drops | this dif|ference bore,
       ,    ,                  ,         ,        ,
260   His pois/oned me,| and mine | did him | restore.
     
          ,        ,     ,        ,       ,       o
      In him | a plen|itude | of sub|tle mat|ter,
           ,        ,                 ,      ,          ,
      Applied | to cau|tels, all / strange forms | receives,
           ,        ,        ,        ,       ,      o
      Of burn|ing blush|es, or | of weep|ing wa|ter,
           ,         ,         ,         ,            ,
      Or swoon|ing pale|ness: and | he takes | and leaves,
          ,         ,        ,        ,         ,
      In ei|ther's^apt|ness as | it best | deceives,
           ,           ,        ,         ,         ,
265   To blush | at speech|es rank | to weep | at woes
                ,    ,           ,         ,        ,
      Or to / turn white | and swoon | at tra|gic shows.
     
            ,        ,            ,        ,       ,
      That not | a heart | which in | his lev|el came
           2   ,           ,              ,    ,       ,
      Could escape | the hail | of his / all-hurt|ing aim,
        ,         ,   ,                  ,          ,
      Showing | fair na/ture is | both kind | and tame:
             ,          ,         ,          ,           ,
      And veiled | in them | did win | whom he | would maim,
          ,           ,           ,          ,         ,
270   Against | the thing | he sought | he would | exclaim;
            ,           ,          ,            ,    ,
      When he | most burned | in heart-|wished^lux|ury,
            ,       ,    ,           ,      ,    ,     ,
      He preached pure maid,| and praised cold chas|tity.  ????
     
             ,       ,         ,        ,       ,
      Thus mere|ly with | the gar|ment of | a Grace
           ,      ,         ,       ,         ,        o
      The na|ked and | conceal|ed fiend | he cov|ered,
          2     ,    ,    2    ,          ,        ,
      That the un|exper|ient gave | the temp|ter place,
              ,        ,    ,       ,          ,        o
275   Which like | a cher|ubin | above | them hov|ered.
            ,          ,        ,          ,       ,        o
      Who young | and sim|ple would | not be | so lov|ered?
          ,       ,         ,         ,         ,
      Ay me | I fell,| and yet | do ques|tion make
           ,           ,      ,          ,        ,
      What I | should do | again | for such | a sake.
     
      ,           ,        ,        ,        ,
      O that | infec|ted mois|ture of | his eye,
                 ,     ,           ,         ,           ,
      O that / false fire | which in | his cheek | so glowed,
                  ,     ,        ,          ,          ,
280   O that / forced thun|der from | his heart | did fly,
                ,     ,           ,       ,          ,
      O that / sad breath | his spon|gy lungs | bestowed,
         ,          ,         ,        ,        ,
      O all | that bor|rowed mo|tion seem|ing owed,
             ,       ,        ,          ,        ,
      Would yet | again | betray | the fore-|betrayed,
           ,        ,        ,     ,       ,
      And new | pervert | a re|conci|led maid! 


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