Gerrit van Honthorst. Allegory of Love, early 17thC.
The Third and Fourth Bookes of Ayres:
The Third Booke
If thou long'st so much to learne (sweet boy) what 'tis to loue,|
Doe but fixe thy thought on mee and thou shalt quickly proue.
sute, at first, shal win
to thy abasht desire,
then will I hedge thee in
With thee dance I will, and sing, and thy fond dalliance beare ;
Wee the grouy hils will climbe, and play the wantons there ;
whiles wee'le gather flowres,
dalying on the grasse,
thus our delightfull howres
of waking dreames shall passe.
When thy ioyes were thus at height, my loue should turne from thee ;
Old acquaintance then should grow as strange as strange might be ;
riuals, thou should'st finde,
all their hearts for mee,
to all Ile proue more kinde
more forward then to thee.
Thus thy silly youth enrag'd, would soone my loue defie ;
But, alas, poore soule too late ; clipt wings can neuer flye.
sweet houres which wee had past,
to minde thy heart would burne ;
could'st thou flye ne'er so fast,
would make thee straight returne.
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Campion, Thomas. Campion's Works. Percival Vivian, Ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. 168.
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