Loves Labour's Lost

Loves Labour's Lost

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Excerpt: ...as the Cedar Ber. Stoope I say, her shoulder is with-child Dum. As faire as day Ber. I as some daies, but then no sunne must shine Dum. O that I had my wish? Lon. And I had mine Kin. And mine too good Lord Ber. Amen, so I had mine: Is not that a good word? Dum. I would forget her, but a Feuer she Raignes in my bloud, and will remembred be Ber. A Feuer in your bloud, why then incision Would let her out in Sawcers, sweet misprision Dum. Once more Ile read the Ode that I haue writ Ber. Once more Ile marke how Loue can varry Wit. Dumane reades his Sonnet. On a day, alack the day: Loue, whose Month is euery May, Spied a blossome passing faire, Playing in the wanton ayre: Through the Veluet, leaues the winde, All vnseene, can passage finde. That the Louer sicke to death, Wish himselfe the heauens breath. Ayre (quoth he) thy cheekes may blowe, Ayre, would I might triumph so. But alacke my hand is sworne, Nere to plucke thee from thy throne: Vow alacke for youth vnmeete, youth so apt to plucke a sweet. Doe not call it sinne in me, That I am forsworne for thee. Thou for whom Ioue would sweare, Iuno but an aethiop were, And denie himselfe for Ioue. Turning mortall for thy Loue. This will I send, and something else more plaine. That shall expresse my true-loues fasting paine. O would the King, Berowne and Longauill, Were Louers too, ill to example ill, Would from my forehead wipe a periur'd note: For none offend, where all alike doe dote Lon. Dumaine, thy Loue is farre from charitie, That in Loues griefe desir'st societie: You may looke pale, but I should blush I know, To be ore-heard, and taken napping so Kin. Come sir, you blush: as his, your case is such, You chide at him, offending twice as much. You doe not loue Maria? Longauile, Did neuer Sonnet for her sake compile; Nor neuer lay his wreathed armes athwart His louing bosome, to keepe downe his heart. I haue beene closely shrowded in this bush, And markt you both, and...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236705904
  • 9781236705907