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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Chloris
Sonnet XXXIII. With patience bearing Love’s captivity
William Smith (fl. 1596)
 
WITH patience bearing LOVE’s captivity,
Themselves unguilty of his wrath alleging;
These homely Lines, abjects of Poesy,
For liberty and for their ransom pledging:
  And being free, they solemnly do vow        5
Under his banner ever arms to bear
Against those rebels, which do disallow
That Love, of Bliss should be the sovereign Heir.
  And CHLORIS, if these weeping Truce-men may
One spark of pity from thine eyes obtain,        10
In recompense of their sad heavy Lay;
Poor CORIN shall thy faithful friend remain.
  And what I say, I ever will approve,
  “No joy may be comparèd to thy love!”
 
 
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