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26 Daves, that need borrow,
N part of their good morrow,
From a fire spent night of sorrow.
17. Payes, that in spight
of Harkness, by the light
of a deere mind are day all night.
Nights, sweet as they,
Ma le short by lovers play,
Yet long by th' absence of the day.
Life, that dares send
A challenge to his end,
And when it comes say. Welcome friend!
34 yine in showers
Or swot discourse, whose powers
Cat or wn old Winter's head with flowers. 90
31. & ft silken hours;
Open sunnes; shady bowers;
BA 1. nothing within that lowers.
32. What ere delight
Can make Dave's forehead bright,
Or „ive downe to the wings of Night.
33. In he whole frame,
Hane Natme all the name,
Art and ornament the shame.
34. Her dattery.
Picture and Poesy,
Her cornwell her owne vertue be
35. I wid he wore
Of worth may leave her poore
Of wide; and I wish
36. Now if Tine kora
That ben, whow mullatt bre
Weare them a garland day
TO THE QUEEN:
AN APOLOGIE FOR THE LENGTH OF THE FOLLOWING PANEGYRICK.'
WHEN you are mistresse of the song,
Mighty queen, to thinke it long,
Were treason 'gainst that majesty
Yet thinks it so. But ev'n that too
And so allowes what it denies.
Say then dread queen, how may we doe
To mediate 'twixt your self and you?
That so our sweetly temper'd song
Nor be too sort, nor seeme to[o] long.
Needs must your noble prayses' strength
1 Appeared originally in 'Voces Votivæ ab Academicis Cantabrigiensibus pro novissimo Carolo et Mariæ principe filio emissæ. Cantabrigiæ: apud Rogerum Daniel. MDCXL.' This poem did not appear in the edition of 1646; but it did in that of 1648 (p. 48). Not having been reprinted in 1670, it was overlooked by TURNBULL. Our text is from 1648; but the only variation from the original in 'Voces Votivæ' is in line 7, 'to' instead of 'for.' G.
TO THE QUEEN,
VE ON HER NUMER US TOENIE: A LANEGYRICK.
BRITAIN! the mighty Ocean's lovely bride!
Now stretch thy self, fair isle, and grow: spread wide
Are they not ols and glorious! that to thee
Are gilded with the union of those raves
Appeared as in last piece: 1618 (pp. 19-53), 1670 (pp. 97-100). Our text is that of 1618, as before, which corrects TURNBULL in many places as well in errors of commission as of omission; the latter xtending to no fewer than forty-nin entire lines, in addition to the Apologie' of fourteen lines. See Notes and Illustrations at Jose of the poem. G.