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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Parthenophil and Parthenophe
Sonnet LX. Whilst some, the Trojan wars in verse recount
Barnabe Barnes (1569?–1609)
 
WHILST some, the Trojan wars in verse recount,
  And all the Grecian conquerors in fight;
Some, valiant Roman wars ’bove stars do mount,
  With all their warlike leaders, men of might:
Whilst some, of British ARTHUR’s valour sing,        5
  And register the praise of CHARLEMAGNE;
And some, of doughty GODFREY tidings bring,
  And some, the German broils, and wars of Spain:
In none of those, myself I wounded find,
  Neither with horseman, nor with man on foot;        10
But from a clear bright eye, one Captain blind
  (Whose puissance to resist, did nothing boot)
With men in golden arms, and darts of gold,
  Wounded my heart, and all which did behold!
 
 
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