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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Cœlia by William Percy (1575–1648)
 
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I. Judged by my Goddess’ doom to endless pain
II. O happy hour, and yet unhappy hour!
III. Prove her! Ah, no! I did it but to love her!
IV. O Heavenly Cœlia, as fair as virtuous!
V. Fair Queen of Cnidos! come, adorn my forehead!
VI. Good God! how senseless be we paramours
VII. If it be sin, so dearly for to love thee
VIII. Strike up, my Lute! and ease my heavy cares
IX. Whilst others ween sole hopes to be a sa[l]ve
X. To win the Fort, how oft have I assayed!
XI. Of all the women which of yore have been
XII. Cœlia, of all sweet courtesies resolve me!
XIII. With grievous thoughts and weighty care opprest
XIV. When once I saw that no intreats would move her
XV. What is the Fair, to whom so long I plead?
XVI. What may be thought of thine untowardness
XVII. Relent, my dear, yet unkind Cœlia!
XVIII. “I cannot conquer and be conquerèd!”
XIX. It shall be said I died for Cœlia!
XX. Receive these writs, my sweet and dearest Friend!
    Madrigal. When first I heard thy loves to Laya

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