"Birth of Venus" by Sandro Botticelli (1480)
COMPLAINT OF THE LOVER DISDAINED.
IN Cyprus springs, whereas Dame Venus dwelt,|
A well so hot, that whoso tastes the same,
Were he of stone, as thawed ice should melt,
And kindled find his breast with fixed flame ;
Whose moist poison dissolved hath my hate.
This creeping fire my cold limbs so opprest,
That in the heart that harbour'd freedom, late :
Endless despair long thraldom hath imprest.
Another 1 so cold in frozen ice is found,
Whose chilling venom of repugnant kind,
The fervent heat doth quench of Cupid's wound,
And with the spot of change infects the mind ;
Whereof my dear hath tasted to my pain :
My service thus is grown into disdain. 2
1 Sc. Well.
2 Whereby my service grows into disdain.Nott's Ed.
Surrey, Henry Howard, Earl of.
The Poetical Works of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1854. 12.
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