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So soon was she along, as he was down,
And kissing speaks, with lustful language broken,
He burns with bashful shame; she with her tears
He saith she is immodest, blames her 'miss ;
Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast,
Even so she kissed his brow, his cheek, his chin,
Forced to content, but never to obey,
1 'Miss, amiss, fault. So in Sonnet CLI.:
“ Love is too young to know what conscience is;
Yet who knows not conscience is born of love ?
Lest guilty of my faults thy sweet self prove." 2 Tires, tears, preys.
The image is to be found without vari. ation in Henry VI. Part III. Act 1. Sc. I. :
Revenged may she be on that hateful duke
She feedeth on the steam, as on a prey,
Wishing her cheeks were gardens full of flowers,
Look how a bird lies tangled in a net;
Rain added to a river that is rank,
Still she entreats, and prettily entreats,
Being red, she loves him best; and being white,
Look how he can, she cannot choose but love;
Upon this promise did he raise his chin,
1 Rank, full. Rank is often used to express excess or violence generally; and rankness is applied to a flood, in King John, Act v. Sc. IV.:
6. And like a bated and retired flood,
Leaving our rankness and irregular course." 2 Di-dapper. This is generally printed dive-dapper, without any
Who, being looked on, ducks as quickly in ;
But when her lips were ready for his pay,
Never did passenger in summer's heat
“0, pity,” 'gan she cry; “ flint-hearted boy!
66 I have been wooed, as I entreat thee now,
Yet hath he been my captive and my slave,
“Over my altars hath he hung his lance,
Scorning his churlish drum, and ensign red,
“ Thus he that overruled I overswayed, Leading him prisoner in a red-rose chain :
authority. One of the familiar names of the dab-chick is di-dapper; and this was the old poetical name. Beaumont and Fletcher, in - The Woman Hater," have a comparison of the mutability of fortune with this nimble water-bird : “ The misery of man may fitly be compared to a di-dapper, who, when she is under water past our sight, and indeed can seem no more to us, rises again, shakes but herself, and is the same she was.”
Strong-tempered steel his stronger strength obeyed, Yet was he servile to my coy disdain.
0, be not proud, nor brag not of thy might, For mastering her that foiled the god of fight!
“ Touch but my lips with those fair lips of thine, (Though mine be not so fair, yet are they red,) The kiss shall be thine own as well as mine : What seest thou in the ground ? hold up thy
head; Look in mine eyeballs, there thy beauty lies: Then why nat lips on lips, since eyes in eyes ?
“ Art thou ashamed to kiss? then wink again,
These blue-veined violets whereon we lean
“ The tender spring upon thy tempting lip
Fair flowers that are not gathered in their prime
“ Were I hard-favored, foul, or wrinkled-old,
Then mightst thou pause, for then I were not for
But having no defects, why dost abhor me ?
- Thou canst not see one wrinkle in my brow;
My smooth moist hand, were it with thy hand felt,
66 Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear,
Love is a spirit all compact of fire,
6 Witness this primrose bank whereon I lie ;
Is love so light, sweet boy, and may it be
• Is thine own heart to thine own face affected ?
Narcissus so himself himself forsook,
6 Torches are made to light, jewels to wear,
1 Gray is said to be here used as blue. We have subsequently –
“ Hér two blue windows faintly she upheaveth.” But the eye-lids are the “ blue windows.”