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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. I. Early Poetry: Chaucer to Donne
 
From Davison’s Poetical Rapsody: Madrigals
Elizabethan Miscellanies
 
(In praise of Two)

FAUSTINA hath the fairest face,
And Phillida the better grace;
  Both have mine eye enriched:
This sings full sweetly with her voice;
Her fingers make so sweet a noise:        5
  Both have mine ear bewitched.
Ah me! sith Fates have so provided,
My heart, alas! must be divided.
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MY Love in her attire doth show her wit,
It doth as well become her;        10
For every season she hath dressings fit,
For winter, spring, and summer.
No beauty she doth miss
When all her robes are on;
But Beauty’s self she is        15
When all her robes are gone.
 
 
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