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Round-hooft, short-jointed, setlocks shag and long,
Sometimes he scuds far off, and there he stares;
He looks upon his love, and neighs unto her;
She answers him, as if she knew his mind:
Being proud, as semales are, to see him woo her,.
She puts on outward strangeness, seems unkind,
Then, like a melancholy malecontent,
His teasty master goes about to take him,
As they were mad, unto the wood they hie them,
All swoln with chasing, down Adonis sits,.
Banning his boist'rous and unruly beast.
And now the happy seafon once more sits,
That love-sick Love, by pleading may be blest. For lovers fay, the heart hath treble wrong, When it is barr'd the aidance of the tongue.
An oven that is stopp'd, or river staid,
Burneth more hotly, fwelleth with more rage :.
So of concealed sorrow may be faid;
Free vent of words love's sire doth. assuage:
He sees her coming, and begins to glow,
O! what a sight it was wistly to view
Now was slie just before him, as he fat,
His tender cheeks receive her foft hand's print,
©! what a war of looks was then between them!
Her eyes petitioners to his eyes suing;
His eyes faw her eyes, as they had not seen them;
Her eyes woo'd still, his eyes disdain'd the wooing: And all this dumb play had his acts made plain, With tears, which chorus-like, her eyes did rain.
Full gently. now she takes him by the hand,
A lily prison'd in a jail of snow,
Or ivory in an alabaster band,
So white a friend ingirts fo white a foe!"
This beauteous combat, wilsul and unwilling, Shew'd like to silver doves, that sit a billing.
Once more the engine of her thoughts began:
O fairest mover on this mortal round!
Would thou wert, as I .am, and La man,
My heart all whole, as thine, thy.heart my wound. For one sweet look my help I would assure thee, Tht>' nothing butmy body's bane would cure thee.
Give me my hand (faith he) why dost thou seel it? Give me thy heart (faith she) and thou shalt have it.
0! give it me, lest thy hard heart do steel it;
Then love's deep groans I never shall regard,
For shame, he cries, let go, and let me go,
1 pray you hence, and leave me here alone.
For all my mind, my thought, my busy care*
Thus she replies: Thy palfrey, as he should,.
Welcomes the warm approach of sweet desire:
Assection is a coal, that must be cool'd;
Else, susser'd, it will set the heart on sire.
The sea hath bounds, but deep desire hath none ;. Therefore no marvel tho' thy horse begone.
How like a jade he stood, ty'd to a tree,
Servilely mastred with a leathern rein!
But when he faw his love, his youth's fair see,
He held such petty bondage in disdain;
Throwing the base thong'from his bending crests -
Who sees his true love in her naked. bed,
Who is so faint, that dare not be fo bold
Let me excuse thy courser, gentle boy, /
And learn of him, I heartily beseech thee,
To take advantage on presented joy;
Tho' I were dumb, yet his proceedings teach thee.
I know not love (quoth he) nor will 1 know if,
The colt that's back'd, and burn'd being young, ' .
Loseth his pride, and never waxeth strong.
You hurt my hand with wringing: let us part,
Dismiss your vows, your seigned tears, yoursiatt'ry;
What! can'stthou talk? (quoth she)hastthoua tongue?
0! would thou had'st not, or I had no hearing! Thy mermaid's voice hath done me double wrong!
1 had my load before, now press'd with bearing.
Melodious discord! heavenly tune harsh-sounding!
Earth's deep sweet musick! and heart's deep fore
Tho' neither eyes, nor ears to hear nor see,
Yet should I be in love, by touching thee.
Say, that the sense of reason were bereft me,