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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Parthenophil and Parthenophe
Sonnet LXXXV. From East’s bed rosy, whence Aurora riseth
Barnabe Barnes (1569?–1609)
 
FROM East’s bed rosy, whence AURORA riseth;
  Be thy cheeks figured, which their beams display
  In smiles! whose sight mine heart with joy surpriseth;
  And which my Fancy’s flowers do fair array,
Cleared with the gracious dews of her regard.        5
  The West, whence evening comes; her frowning brow,
  Where Discontentment ploughs his furrows hard!
(There doth She bury her affections now!)
  The North, whence storms with mists and frosts proceed;
  My black Despair! long Sorrows! and cold Fear!        10
The South, whence showers, in great abundance breed,
  And where hot sun doth to meridian rear;
  My Eyes, whose object nought but tears require!
  And my soft Heart, consumed with rage of fire!
 
 
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