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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Laura—Part I.
XX. What time, with brow, the Loveliest ’gins to scowl
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
 
WHAT time, with brow, the Loveliest ’gins to scowl;
Shewing disdain and fury in her face:
Methinks I see the clouds wax dark and foul;
And gloomy night begins to run his race.
But, then again, when She to show begins        5
Her smiling cheer, adorned with favour rare:
Straightways the sun, in chariot bright forth springs;
Clear are the skies; the gladsome day, most fair.
  Thus, in one face, I see, against my will,
  The rising of the sun; and falling, still.        10
 
 
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