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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Parthenophil and Parthenophe
Sonnet XXXIII. Next, when the boundless fury of my sun
Barnabe Barnes (1569?–1609)
 
NEXT, when the boundless fury of my sun
  Began in higher climates, to take fire;
  And with it, somewhat kindled my Desire.
  Then, lest I should have wholly been undone;
(For now mine age have thrice seven winters run)        5
  With studies, and with labours did I tire
  Mine itching Fancies! which did still aspire.
  Then, from those objects (which their force begun,
Through wandering fury, to possess mine heart),
  Mine eyes, their vain seducers, I did fix        10
  On PALLAS, and on MARS! home, and in field!
And armed strongly (lest my better part
  To milder objects should itself immix),
  I vowed, “I never would, to Beauty yield!”
 
 
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