Verse > Anthologies > Elizabethan Sonnets > Delia
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Delia
Sonnet V. Whilst Youth and Error led my wandering mind
Samuel Daniel (1562–1619)
 
WHILST Youth and Error led my wandering mind,
    And set my thoughts, in heedless ways to range;
    All unawares, a goddess chaste I find,
    D I A N A-like, to work my sudden change.
For her, no sooner had mine eye bewrayed;        5
    But with disdain to see me in that place,
    With fairest hand, the sweet unkindest maid
    Casts water-cold disdain upon my face:
Which turned my sport into a hart’s despair,
    Which still is chased, while I have any breath,        10
    By mine own thoughts, set on me by my Fair.
    My thoughts, like hounds, pursue me to my death.
Those that I fostered, of mine own accord,
Are made by her, to murder thus their Lord.
 
 
CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors