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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Licia
Sonnet XXV. Seven are the Lights that wander in the skies
Giles Fletcher (1586?–1623)
 
SEVEN are the Lights that wander in the skies:
And at these seven, I wonder in my Love.
To see the Moon how pale she doth arise;
Standing amazed, as though she durst not move:
  So is my Sweet, much paler than the snow;        5
Constant her looks, those looks that cannot change.
MERCURY the next, a god sweet-tongued we know;
But her sweet voice doth wonders speak more strange.
  The rising Sun doth boast him of his pride;
And yet my Love is far more fair than he.        10
The warlike MARS can wieldless weapons guide;
But yet that god is far more weak than She.
  The lovely VENUS seemeth to be fair;
But at her best, my Love is far more bright.
SATURN, for age, with groans doth dim the air;        15
Whereas my Love, with smiles doth give it light.
  Gaze at her brows, where heaven engrafted is;
  Then sigh, and swear, There is no heaven but this.
 
 
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