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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Laura—Part II.
I. If I somewhile look up into the Skies
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
 
IF I somewhile look up into the Skies,
I see, fair Lady, that same cheerful light;
Which, like to you, doth shine in glorious wise:
And if on th’ Earth, I chance to cast my sight;
  The moveless centre firm to me doth show        5
  The hardness which within your heart doth grow.
If Seas I view, the flowing waves most plain
Your fickle faith do represent to me.
So as I still behold you, to my pain;
When as the Skies, or th’ Earth, or Seas I see:        10
  For in your seemly self doth plain appear
  Like faith; like hardness; and like brightness clear.
 
 
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