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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
The Tears of Fancie
Sonnet V. Hopeles and helpeles too, poore loue amated
Thomas Watson (1555–1592)
HOPELES and helpeles too, poore loue amated,
To see himselfe affronted with disdaine:
And all his skill and power spent in vaine,
At me the onely obiect that he hated.
Now Cytherea from Olimpus mount,        5
Descending from the sphere with her deere sonne:
VVith Douelike wings to Alcidalyon,
Loue on her knee, shee by the Christall fount;
Aduisde the boy what scandall it would bee,
If Fame should to the open world discouer        10
How I suruiu’d and scornd Loues sacred power.
Then Cupid lightly leaping from her knee,
Vnto his mother vowd my discontenting:
Vnhappie vowe the ground of my lamenting.

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