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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
Sonnets after Astrophel, etc.
Sonnet II. These sorrowing sighs, the smokes of mine annoy
Samuel Daniel (1562–1619)
THESE sorrowing sighs, the smokes of mine annoy,
These tears, which heat of sacred fire distils;
These are the tributes that my faith doth pay;
And these my tyrant’s cruel mind fulfil.
  I sacrifice my youth and blooming years        5
At her proud feet; that yet respects no whit
My youth, untimely withered with my tears;
By winter woes, for spring of youth unfit.
  She thinks a look may recompense my care,
And so with looks prolongs my long lookt ease:        10
As short the bliss, so is the comfort rare;
Yet must that bliss my hungry thoughts appease.
    Thus she returns my hopes to fruitless ever;
    Once let her love indeed or eye me never!

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