Daniel's Delia and Drayton's Idea
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...give up my breath. Thus am I still provoked to every evil By this good wicked spirit, sweet angel-devil. A WITLESS gallant a young wench that wooed (Yet his dull spirit her not one jot could move), Entreated me, as e'er I wished his good, To write him but one sonnet to his love; When I, as fast as e'er my pen could trot, Poured out what first from quick invention came, Nor never stood one word thereof to blot, Much like his wit that was to use the same; But with my verses he his mistress won, Who doted on the dolt beyond all measure. But see, for you to Heaven for phrase I run, And ransack all Apollo's golden treasure; Yet by my froth this fool his love obtains, And I lose you for all my love and pains. XXII To Folly T7ITH fools and children good discretion bears; Then, honest people, bear with Love and me, Nor older yet, nor wiser made by years, Amongst the rest of fools and children be; Love, still a baby, plays with gauds and toys, And, like a wanton, sports with every feather, And idiots still are running after boys, Then fools and children fltt'st to go together. He still as young as when he first was born, No wiser I than when as young as he; You that behold us laugh us not to scorn, Give Nature thanks you are not such as we. Yet fools and children sometimes tell in play Some, wise in show, more fools indeed than they. XXIII T OVE, banished Heaven, on Earth was held in scorn, Wandering abroad in need and beggary, And wanting friends, though of a Goddess born, Yet craved the alms of such as passed by. I, like a man devout and charitable, Clothed the naked, lodged this wandering guest, With sighs and tears still furnishing his table With what might make the miserable blest. But this ungrateful, for my good desert, Enticed my thoughts against...
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