THERE is a garden in her face
Where roses and white lilies blow;
A heavenly paradise is
Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow:
There cherries grow which none may buy
themselves do cry.
Those cherries fairly do enclose
Of orient pearls a double row,
Which when her lovely laughter
They look like rose-buds filld with snow;
Yet them nor peer nor prince can buy
themselves do cry.
Her eyes like angels watch them still;
Her brows like bended bows do stand,
piercing frowns to kill
All that attempt with eye or hand
Those sacred cherries to come nigh,
ripe themselves do cry.
ROSE-CHEEKD Laura, come;
Sing thou smoothly with thy beautys
Silent music, either other
Lovely forms do flow
From concent divinely framàed:
Heaven is music, and thy beautys
These dull notes we sing
Discords need for helps to grace them;
Only beauty purely loving
But still moves delight,
Like clear springs renewd by flowing,
Ever perfect, ever in them
FOLLOW thy fair sun, unhappy shadow!
Though thou be black as night,
And she made all of
Yet follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow!
Follow her, whose light thy light depriveth!
Though here thou livst disgraced,
And she in heaven
Yet follow her whose light the world reviveth!
Follow those pure beams, whose beauty burneth!
That so have scorchàed thee
As thou still
black must be,
Till her kind beams thy black to brightness turneth!
Follow her, while yet her glory shineth!
There comes a luckless night
That will dim all her
And this the black unhappy shade divineth.
Follow still, since so thy fates ordainàed!
The sun must have his shade,
Till both at once do
The sun still proud, the shadow still disdainàed.
FOLLOW your saint, follow with accents sweet!
Haste you, sad notes, fall at her flying feet!
in cloud of sorrow, pity move,
And tell the ravisher of my soul I perish for her love:
But if she scorns my
Then burst with sighing in her sight, and neer return again!
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