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Thou art fo little (elfe our Poets mifle) That thou canft hide thee
in a wanton eye, So fubtile thou canft enter with a kifle, So
craftie thou canft counterfaite to dye, Or being dead, thy qualitie
is fuch, To liue againe by vertue of a tuch. O lend me thy
infmuating power, Words fteep'd in fyrop of Ambrofia, 1190 To force
my Danae with their golden fhower, That fhe may blcffc me with a
yeclding nay: Each fentencc be a fweet inchanting charme, Vpon her
hart-ftrings playing loues alarme. So fhall thy glorie be immortall
ftill, The conqueft woon to fet thy captiues free, And cure their
wounds whom thou mightft iuftly kill: O exercife thy pittie then in
me; That finding her to eafe my heauie bands, May blefle the time I
fell into thy hands. 1200 By this her bofome ftor'd, her lap was
full, And wanton weary, quickly fet her downe, No prettie flower
there was, but fhe did pull; No colour fet in Ariadnes crowne, Or
in the compaffe of faire Iris Bowe, She did not gather to enrich
her fhowc. H Now Now powrefull Loue that reuel'd in my hart,
Contrould my filence, hating to be mute, Still rubs the foare that
made my wound to fmart, And ftrongly vrg'd me to commence my fute:
1210 Till fancie growne too headftrong to retire, Thus in a word I
tolde her my dcfire. Goddeffe (quoth I) for lefle thou canft not
be, God lieue thou couldft, or that my birth were better, My loue,
my life, both confecrate to thee, I offer as an inefficient debter:
0 ftand propitious to an humble Swaine, That craues but loue to
anfwer loue againe. I call to record Venus and her Sonne, No meanes
vnfought, no art vnwrought by me, 1220 To quench this flame when
firft it was begunne, Forefeeing ftill this foule extremitie; B...
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