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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Sonnets after Astrophel, etc.
Sonnet XI. Restore thy treasure to the golden ore!
Samuel Daniel (1562–1619)
 
RESTORE thy treasure to the golden ore!
Yield CYTHEREA’s son those arks of love!
Bequeath the heavens, the stars that I adore!
And to the Orient do thy pearls remove!
  Yield thy hands’ pride unto the ivory white!        5
To Arabian odour give thy breathing sweet!
Restore thy blush unto AURORA bright!
To THETIS give the honour of thy feet!
  Let VENUS have the graces she resigned!
And thy sweet voice yield to HERMONIUS’ spheres!        10
But yet restore thy fierce and cruel mind
To Hyrcan tigers and to ruthless bears!
    Yield to the marble thy hard heart again!
    So shall thou cease to plague, and I to pain.
 
 
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