by James Shirley

I stood and saw my mistress dance,
Silent, and with so fixed an eye,
Some might suppose me in a trance :
    But being askèd why,
By one who knew I was in love,
    I could not but impart
My wonder, to behold her move
So nimbly with a marble heart.

Massingham, H. J., Ed. A Treasury of Seventeeth Century English Verse.
London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1931.  202.


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