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From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,

Save the eagle seather'd king.
Keep the obsequy fo strict;

Let the priest in surplice white, .

That desunctive musick ken,

Be the death-divining swan.

Lest the requiem lack his right.

And thou treble-dated crow,

That thy fable gender niak'st,

With the breath thou giv'st and tak'sti

'Mongst our mourners shalt thou go.

Here the anthem doth commence,.

Love and constancy is dead,

Phœnix and the turtle fled
In a mutual flame from hence.
So they loved as love in twain
Had the essence but in one;
Two distincts but in none;
Number there in love was flain:
Hearts remote, yet not asunder, -
Distance, and no space was seen.
Twist thy turtle and his queen,.-
But in them it were a wonder.
So between them love did shine,-
That the turtle faw his right
Flaming in the phœnix sight,
Either was the other's mine, -
Property-was thus appalled,
That the sell was not the fame,-
Single natures, double name,
Neither two nor one was called.
Reason in itself consounded,
Saw division grow together, -

To themselves yet either neither,
Simple were fo well compounded, .
That it cried how true a twain
Seemeth this concordant one,
Love hath reafon, reason none*
If what parts- can. fo remain.
Whereupon it made this threne
To the phœnix and the dove,
Go-supremes and stars of love,
As chorus to their.tragic scene.


Beauty, truth and rarity,
Grace in all simplicity,
Hence inclosed, in cynders lie:
Death is now the phœnix nest,.
And the turtle's loyal breast.
To eternity doth rest ;.
Leaving no posterity,
'Twas not their insirmity,
It was married chastity.
Truth may seem, but cannot bo;;
Beauty brag, but 'tis not Ihe;
Truth and beauty buried be.
To this urn let those repair,.
That are either true or fair;
For these dead birds sigh a prayer*

Why should this desert be,
For it is unpeopled? No,

Tongue I'll hang on every tree,
That shall civil fayings show,

Some how brief the lise of man

Runs his erring pilgrimage, That the stretching of a span

Buckles in his sum of age. Some of violated vows

'Twixt the fouls of friend and friend,. But upon the fairest boughs,

Or at every sentence' end
Will I Rofalinda write; f-'

Teaching all that read to know,.
The quintessence of every sprite,

Heaven would in little show. Therefore heaven nature charg'cli

That one body should be sili'd With all graces wide enlarg'd i

Nature presently distill'd Helen's cheek, but not her heart,.

Cleopatra's majesty; .Atalanta's better part,

Sad Lucretia's modesty. Thus Rofalind of many parts,

By heavenly synods was devis'i,. Of many saces, eyes and hearts,

To have the touches dearest priz'd. Heaven would these gifts she should have>

And I to live and die her flave.

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