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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Mathew Roydon. (c. 1586)
 
 
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    A sweet attractive kinde of grace,
A full assurance given by lookes,
Continuall comfort in a face
The lineaments of Gospell bookes.
          An Elegie; or Friend’s Passion for his Astrophill. 1
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    Was never eie did see that face,
  Was never eare did heare that tong,
Was never minde did minde his grace,
  That ever thought the travell long;
    But eies and eares and ev’ry thought
    Were with his sweete perfections caught.
          An Elegie; or Friend’s Passion for his Astrophill.
 
Note 1.
This piece (ascribed to Spenser) was printed in The Phœnix’ Nest, 4to, 1593, where it is anonymous. Todd has shown that it was written by Mathew Roydon. [back]
 

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