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Life, that dares send
I wish her store
- Now, if Time knows That Her, whose radiant brows Weave them a garland of my vows;
Her that dares be
'Tis She, and here
Such worth as this is
Let her full glory,
- but her story.
Under floods that are deepest,
Where there is no place
You may esteem him
Some think to lose him
may train the eagle To stoop to your fist;
Or you may inveigle
CHILD AND MAIDEN
H, Chloris ! could I now but sit
As unconcern'd as when
No happiness or pain !
And praised the coming day,
Would take my rest away.
Your charms in harmless childhood lay
Like metals in a mine ;
Than youth conceal'd in thine.
To their perfection prest,
And center'd in my breast.
My passion with your beauty grew,
heart Still as his mother favour'd you
Threw a new flaming dart :
Each gloried in their wanton part;
To make a lover, he
Sir C. Sedley
COUNSEL TO GIRLS
Gold Time is still a-flying
ATHER ye rose-buds while ye may,
And this same flower that smiles to-day,
To-morrow will be dying.
The glorious Lamp of Heaven, the Sun,
The higher he's a getting The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting. .
That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer; But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times, still succeed the former.
Then be not coy, but use your time;
And while ye may, go marry:
TO LUCASTA, ON GOING TO THE WARS
'ELL me not, Sweet, I am unkind
To war and arms I fly.
True, a new mistress now I chase,
The first foe in the field ;
A sword, a horse, a shield.
Yet this inconstancy is such
As you too shall adore ,
ELIZABETH OF BOHEMIA
OU meaner beauties of the night,
Which poorly satisfy our eyes
You common people of the skies,
Ye violets that first appear,
By your pure purple mantles known
As if the spring were all your own,