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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
Phillis Inamorata
By Lancelot Andrewes (1555–1626)
 
COME, 1 be my valentine!
I’ll gather eglantine,
Cowslips and sops-in-wine,
  With fragrant roses.
Down by thy Phillis sit,        5
She will white lilies get,
And daffadilies fit
  To make thee posies.
 
I have a milk-white lamb,
New-taken from the dam,        10
It comes where’er I am
  When I call ‘Willy:’
I have a wanton kid
Under my apron hid,
A colt that ne’er was rid,        15
  A pretty filly.
 
I bear in sign of love
A sparrow in my glove,
And in my breast a dove,
  This shall all be thine:        20
Besides of sheep a flock,
Which yieldeth many a lock,
And this shall be thy stock:
  Come be my valentine!
 
Note 1. First printed by Mr. Bullen in his Speculum Amantis, from Harl. MS., 4955, fol. 146. [back]
 
 
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