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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
The First Decade
Sonnet II. Blame not my heart for flying up too high!
Henry Constable (1562–1613)
BLAME not my heart for flying up too high!
  Sith thou art cause that it this flight begun:
  For earthly vapours drawn up by the sun,
  Comets begin, and night suns in the sky.
Mine humble heart, so with thy heavenly Eye        5
  Drawn up aloft, all low desires doth shun:
  Raise then me up! as thou my heart hast done,
  So during night, in heaven remain may I.
I say again, Blame not my high desire!
  Sith of us both the cause thereof depends:        10
  In thee doth shine, in me doth burn a fire;
  Fire draws up other, and itself ascends.
Thine eye a fire, and so draws up my love;
My love a fire, and so ascends above.

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