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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Laura—Part II.
XIX. Whilst foaming steed I spur unto the quick
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
 
WHILST foaming steed I spur unto the quick,
To make him gallop to my Love amain:
Love doth my thoughts, through Fancy, forward prick;
The end of wishèd journey mine to gain.
  But light ’s his hurt! ’Tis but a little smart!        5
  Where mine is mortal, sounding to the heart.
Run then, my gelding swift, like Pegasus!
Fly hence with wings! for wings hath my desire:
Both of us, forced amain, are forward thus,
And kindled in us is a burning fire.        10
  Thou, through two spurs in flank, provoked art sore:
  But thousands inwardly, my heart do gore.
 
 
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