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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Parthenophil and Parthenophe
Sonnet LXXXI. O kingly Jealousy! which canst admit
Barnabe Barnes (1569?–1609)
 
O KINGLY Jealousy! which canst admit
  No thought of compeers in thine high Desire!
  Love’s bastard daughter, for true-loves unfit,
  Scalding men’s hearts with force of secret fire!
Thou poisoned Canker of much beauteous Love!        5
  Fostered with Envy’s paps, with wrathful rage!
  Thou (which dost still thine own destruction move)
  With eagle’s eyes, which secret watch doth wage!
With peacock’s feet, to steal in unawares!
  With PROGNE’s wings, to false suspect which flies!        10
  Which virtues hold in durance, rashly dares!
Provoker and maintainer of vain lies!
  Who, with rich virtues and fair love possessed,
  Causeless! hast All, to thine heart’s hell addressed!
 
 
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