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THE LOVER BESEECHETH HIS MISTRESS NOT TO FORGET HIS STEADFAST FAITH AND TRUE INTENT.
ORGET not yet the tried intent
My great travail so gladly spent,
Forget not yet when first began
Forget not yet the great assays,
Forget not! Oh! forget not this,
Forget not then thine own approved, The which so long hath thee so loved, Whose steadfast faith yet never moved: Forget not this!
HENRY HOWARD, Earl of
COMPLAINT OF THE ABSENCE OF HER
HAPPY dames, that may embrace
Of me, that wonted to rejoice
The fortune of my pleasant choice:
In ship, freight with rememberance
Alas! how oft in dreams I see
Which sometime so delighted me,
That yet they do me good.
Whose absent flame did make me burn.
When other lovers in arms across,
Rejoice their chief delight;
And in green waves when the salt flood
A thousand fancies in that mood
Alas! now drencheth my sweet foe,
And when the seas wax calm again,
To chase from me annoy,
My doubtful hope doth cause me plain:
RICHARD EDWARDS, 1523-1566.
AMANTIUM IRE AMORIS REDINTE-
N going to my naked bed as one that would have slept,
a to child, that long
She sighed sore and sang full sweet, to bring the babe to rest,
That would not cease but cried still, in sucking at her breast.
She was full weary of her watch, and grieved with her child,
She rocked it and rated it, till that on her it smiled: Then did she say now have I found this proverb true to
The falling out of faithful friends, renewing is of love.
Then took I paper pen and ink, this proverb for to write,