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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Licia
Sonnet LII. O sugared talk! wherewith my thoughts do live
Giles Fletcher (1586?–1623)
 
O SUGARED talk! wherewith my thoughts do live.
O brows! Love’s trophy, and my senses’ shrine.
O charming smiles! that death or life can give.
O heavenly kisses! from a mouth divine.
  O wreaths! too strong, and trammels made of hair!        5
O pearls! enclosèd in an ebon [ivory] pale.
O rose and lilies! in a field most fair,
Where modest white doth make the red seem pale.
  O voice! whose accents live within my heart.
O heavenly hand! that more than ATLAS holds.        10
O sighs perfumed! that can release my smart.
O happy they! whom in her arms she folds.
  Now if you ask, Where dwelleth all this bliss?
  Seek out my Love! and she will tell you this.
 
 
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