Thinks wit of change when thoughts are in delight?
Mad girls may safely love as they may leave;
No man can print a kiss: lines may deceive.
Note 1. There is a stanza in the original edition of Lord Brookes Works, 1633, between the third and fourth stanzas, which is omitted here, because the poem gains immensely by the omission, and it possesses allusions which have been impossible for any editor to make clear. Prof. Schelling prints the deleted stanza with his text of the poem in A Book of Elizabethan Lyrics, p. 221. [back]
Note 2. In the chimneys: cheminées, chimney-screens of tapestry work, i.e., Myra having embroidered his name upon the screen. [back]