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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Zepheria
Canzon 13. Proud in thy love, how many have I cited
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PROUD in thy love, how many have I cited,
Impartial, thee to view! whose eyes have lavished
Sweet beauteous objects oft have men delighted,
But thou, above delight, their sense hast ravished!
  They, amorous artists, Thee pronounced Love’s Queen!        5
And unto thy supremacy did swear,
“VENUS, at Paphos keep! no more be seen!”
Now CUPID, after Thee, his shafts shall bear!
  How have I spent my spirit of Invention
In penning amorous stanzas to thy beauty?        10
But heavenly graces may not brook dimension;
No more may thine! for infinite they be.
  But now, in harsh tune, I, of amours sing,
  My pipe for them, grows hoarse! but shrill, to plaining!
 
 
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