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The nightingale, as soon as April bringeth Unto her rested sense a perfect waking, While late bare earth, proud of […]

The Bargain

MY true love hath my heart, and I have his, By just exchange one for another given: I hold his […]

Sonnet XIX: On Cupid's Bow

On Cupid’s bow how are my heartstrings bent, That see my wrack, and yet embrace the same? When most I […]

To The Sad Moon

With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb’st the skies! How silently, and with how wan a face! What! May […]

Astrophel and Stella: I

ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: I Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show, That she, dear she, might […]

Thou Blind Man's Mark

Thou blind man’s mark, thou fool’s self chosen snare, Fond fancy’s scum, and dregs of scatter’d thought, Band of all […]

Sonnet VII: When Nature

When Nature made her chief work, Stella’s eyes, In color black why wrapp’d she beams so bright? Would she in […]

Sonnet XXXIX: Come, Sleep!

Come Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man’s […]

You Gote-heard Gods

Strephon. You Gote-heard Gods, that loue the grassie mountaines, You Nimphes that haunt the springs in pleasant vallies, You Satyrs […]

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