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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Chloris
Sonnet XLIX. Colin, I know that, in thy lofty wit
William Smith (fl. 1596)
 
COLIN, I know that, in thy lofty wit,
Thou wilt but laugh at these my youthful lines;
Content I am, they should in silence sit,
Obscured from light to sing their sad designs.
  But that it pleasèd thy grave Shepherdhood,        5
The Patron of my maiden verse to be;
When I in doubt of raging envy stood:
And now I weigh not who shall CHLORIS see!
  For fruit before it comes to full perfection
But blossoms is, as every man doth know:        10
So these, being blooms, and under thy protection,
In time I hope to ripeness more will grow.
  And so I leave thee to thy worthy Muse;
  Desiring thee, all faults here to excuse.

F I N I S.
 
 
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