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From Arcadia, 3d ed.
My true love hath my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange one for another given: I hold his dear, and mine he cannot miss, There never was a better bargain driven.
My true love hath my heart, and I have his. 5
His heart in me keeps me and him in one,
My heart in him his thoughts and senses guides: He loves my heart, for once it was his own; I cherish his because in me it bides :
My true love hath my heart, and I have his. 10
His heart his wound received from my sight;
Sir Philip Sidney.
BEAUTY SAT BATHING
BEAUTY sat bathing by a spring,
Where fairest shades did hide her;
The cool streams ran beside her.
To see what was forbidden:
Hey nonny nonny O!
Into a slumber then I fell,
And fond imagination
Her feature or her fashion:
And sometimes fall a-weeping,
In part from The Devil is an Ass
See the Chariot at hand here of Love,
Wherein my Lady rideth!
And well the car Love guideth.
Unto her beauty ;
But enjoy such a sight,
Do but look on her eyes, they do light
All that Love's world compriseth !
As Love's star when it riseth!
Than words that soothe her;
Sheds itself through the face,
Have you seen but a bright lily grow
Before rude hands have touch'd it?
Before the soil hath smutch'd it?
Or swan's down ever ?
Or the nard in the fire ?
DRINK to ine only with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
And I 'll not look for wine.
Doth ask a drink divine;
I would not change for thine.
I sent thee late a rosy wreath,
Not so much honouring thee,
It could not wither'd be ;
And sent'st it back to me;
STILL to be neat, still to be drest,
Give me a look, give me a face,
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart. 12 1609?
From Two Gentlemen of Verona
Who is Silvia ? What is she,
That all our swains commend her? Holy, fair, and wise is she ;
The heaven such grace did lend her, That she might admired be.