By Sir John Davies
To Loue my lord I doe knightes seruice owe
and therefore nowe he hath my witt in warde,
but while it is in his tuition soe
me thincks he doth intreate it passinge hard;
for thoughe he hathe it marryed longe agoe
to Vanytie, a wench of noe regarde,
and nowe to full, and perfect age doth growe,
Yet nowe of freedome it is most debarde.
But why should loue after minoritye
when I am past the one and twentith yeare
perclude my witt of his sweete libertye,
and make it still ye yoake of wardshippe beare.
I feare he hath an other Title gott
and holds my witte now for an Ideott.
Davies, Sir John. Gullinge Sonnets.
The Complete Poems of Sir John Davies. Vol II. Rev. Alexander B. Grosart, Ed.
London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly, 1876. 62.
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