|Seccombe and Arber, comps. Elizabethan Sonnets. 1904.|
|Parthenophil and Parthenophe|
|Sonnet LXXXIX. What be those hairs dyed like the marigold?|
|Barnabe Barnes (1569?1609)|
|WHAT be those hairs dyed like the marigold?|
| What is that brow, whose frown make any moan?|
| What were her eyes, when the great lords controlled?|| 5|
| What be they, when from them, be loves thrown?|
ECHO, LOVEs throne!
|What were her cheeks (when blushes rose) like?|
| What are those lips, which bove pearls rew be?|
| Her ivory shoulders, what be those like?|
ECHO, Those like!
| What saints are like her? speak, if you be!|| 15|
ECHO, Few be!
| Thou dwellst in rocks, hart-like! somewhat then?|
ECHO, What then?
| And rocks dwell in her heart! is tis true?|
ECHO, Tis true!
| Whom she loves best? know this, cannot men!|
ECHO, Not men!
|Pass him, she loathes! Then I dismiss you!|
ECHO, Miss you!
|What sex to whom, men sue so vain much?|| 25|
ECHO, Vain much!
| Furies there fires, and I complain such?|
ECHO, Plain such!