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Chloris. [From Madrigals and Epigrams.] See, Chloris, how the
clouds Tilt in the azure lists, And how with Stygian mists . Each
horned hill his giant forehead shrouds; Jove thund'reth in the air,
The air, grown great with rain, Now seems to bring Deucalion's days
again. I see thee quake; come, let us home repair, Come hide thee
in mine arms, If not for love, yet to shun greater harms. Sonnet To
Sir W. Alexander. The love Alexis did to Damon bear Shall witness'd
be to all the woods and plains As singular, renown'd by
neighbouring swains, That to our relics time may trophies rear:
Those madrigals we sung amidst our flocks, With garlands guarded
from Apollo's beams, On Ochills whiles, whiles near Bodotria's
streams, Are registrate by echos in the rocks. Of foreign shepherds
bent to try the states, Though I, world's guest, a vagabond do
stray, Thou mayst that store which I esteem survey, As best
acquainted with my soul's conceits: Whatever fate heavens have for
me designed, I trust thee with the treasure of my mind. VOL. II.
Sonnets. [From Flowers ofSion."] Look how the flower which
lingVingly doth fade, The morning's darling late, the summer's
queen, Spoil'd of that juice which kept it fresh and green, As high
as it did raise, bows low the head: Right so my life, contentments
being dead, Or in their contraries but only seen, With swifter
speed declines than erst it spread, And, blasted, scarce now shows
what it hath been. And doth the pilgrim therefore, whom the night
By darkness would imprison on his way, Think on thy home, my soul,
and think aright Of what yet rests thee of life's wasting day? Thy
sun posts westward, passed is thy morn, And twice it is not given
thee to be born. For the Baptist. The last and greatest...
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