Publications of the Spenser Society Volume 42

Publications of the Spenser Society Volume 42

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... to breake the wedlocke faith? No finne to fwim in Sodoms finke? finne the feed and fting of death, O finfull wretch that fo doth thinke: Your graueft men with all their fchooles, That taught you thus, were heathen fooles. E 2 Cant. Cant. XXVII. Dan. Ben. FRom whence proceeds this fodaine change? From whence this quaint and coycft fpeech? Where did you learne to looke fo ftrange? What Doctor taught you thus to preach? Into my heart it cannot finke, That you doe fpeake as you doe thinke. Your fmiling face and glauncing eye, ('That promife grace and not defpight ) With thefe your words doe not agree, That feeme to fhun your chiefe delight: But giue me leaue, I thinke it ftill, Your words doe wander from your will. Of women now the greateft part, Whofe place and age doe fo require, Doe chufe a friend whofe faithfull heart, May quench the flame of fecret fire: Now if your liking be not plac'ft, I know you will chufe one at laft. Then chufing one, let me be he, If fo our hidden fancies frame, Becaufe you are the onely fhee, That firft inrag'de my fancies flame, If firft you graunt me this good will, My heart is yours and fhall be ftill. I I haue a frame that fell of late, Worth fortie pounds, at yeerely rent, That will I giue to mend your ftate, And proue my loue is truely ment: Let not my fute be flat denide, And what you want fhall be fupplide, Our long acquaintance makes me bold, To fhew my gricfe, to eafe my mind, For new found friends, change not the old, The like perhaps you fhall not finde, Be not too rafh, take good aduife, Your hap is good if you be wife. Cant. XXVIII. Avisa. MY hap is hard and ouerbad, To be mifdeem'd of euery man: That thinke me quickly to be had, That fee me pleafant now and than: Yet would I not bee more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802543
  • 9781236802545