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IN part to blame is she,

Which hath without consent bin only tride : He comes to neere that comes to be denide.*

A Wife. St. 36.

GEORGE WITHER 1588-1667.

HALL I, wasting in despair,

SHAL

Die because a woman's fair? Or make pale my cheeks with care, 'Cause another's rosy are?

Cf. MONTAGUE, page 202.

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This house is to be let for life or years;

Her rent is sorrow, and her income tears;

Cupid't has long stood void; her bills make known, She must be dearly let, or let alone.

Ibid. Book ii. 10.

GEORGE HERBERT. 1593-1632.

WEET day, so cool, so calm, so bright,

SWE

The bridal of the earth and sky.

* Shall I like a hermit dwell
On a rock or in a cell,
Calling home the smallest part
That is missing of my heart,

To bestow it where I may

Meet a rival every day?

If she undervalue me

What care I how fair she be?

Virtue.

Attributed to Sir Walter Raleigh.

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,

A box where sweets compacted lie.

Only a sweet and virtuous soul,

Like seasoned timber, never gives.

Like summer friends,

Flies of estate and sunshine.

A servant with this clause

Virtue.

Ibid.

The Answer.

Makes drudgery divine;

Who sweeps a room as for thy laws

Makes that and the action fine.

A verse may find him who a sermon flies,
And turn delight into a sacrifice.

The Elixir.

The Church Porch.

Dare to be true, nothing can need a lie;

A fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.* Ibid.

The worst speak something good; if all want sense, God takes a text, and preacheth Pa-ti-ence.

Ibid.

Bibles laid open, millions of surprises.

Man is one world, and hath

Another to attend him.

Sin.

Man.

If goodness lead him not, yet weariness

May toss him to my breast.

*And he that does one fault at first,
And lies to hide it, makes it two.

The Pulley.

WATTS. Against Lying.

SUCKLING-HERRICK.

SIR JOHN SUCKLING. 1609-1641.

HER feet beneath her petticoat,

Like little mice stole in and out,

As if they feared the light;

But oh! she dances such a way!

No sun upon an Easter-day

Is half so fine a sight.

123

On a Wedding.

Her lips were red, and one was thin,

Compared with that was next her chin;

Some bee had stung it newly.

Ibid.

Why so pale and wan, fond lover,

Prithee, why so pale?

Will, when looking well can't move her,

Looking ill prevail?

Prithee, why so pale?

'Tis expectation makes a blessing dear;

Heaven were not heaven, if we knew what it were.

Song.

Against Fruition.

ROBERT HERRICK. 1591-1660.

SOME asked me where the Rubies grew,

And nothing I did say ;

But with my finger pointed to

The lips of Julia.

The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarrie of Pearls.

Some asked how Pearls did grow, and where?
Then spoke I to my Girl,

To part her lips, and showed them there

The quarelets of Pearl.

The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarrie of Pearls.

Her pretty feet, like snails, did creep,

A little out, and then,

As if they played at Bo-peep,

Did soon draw in again.*

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying,

On her Feet.

And this same flower, that smiles to-day,
To-morrow will be dying.+

To the Virgins to make much of Time.

Her

eyes the glow-worm lend thee,

The shooting stars attend thee;

And the elves also,

Whose little eyes glow

Like the sparks of fire, befriend thee.

Night Piece to Julia.

Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt,
Nothing's so hard but search will find it out.

Seek and Find.

* Oh if a man could but fasten his eyes to her feet, as they steal in and out, and play at bo-peep under her petticoats.-CONGREVE. Love for Love. Act. i. Sc. 5.

+ Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds, before they be withered.Wisdom of Solomon, ii. 8.

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