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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
Laura—Part I.
XXIV. For to behold my Sun, I from the sun
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
FOR to behold my Sun, I from the sun
Did seek my face to shadow with my hand,
To shield me from the heat, that ’gan to come
In place, where gazing on her I did stand.
But I no sooner from that sun was free,        5
But that, in that self instant and that time,
I, of mine own Sun, found myself to be
Burnt with the heat; a most unlucky sign.
  So whilst a shade from sun did me defend,
  A Sun more hot did hurt me in the end.        10

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