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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Zepheria
Canzon 17. How shall I deck my Love in love’s habiliment
Anonymous
 
HOW shall I deck my Love in love’s habiliment,
And her embellish in a right depaint?
Sith now is left, nor rose, nor hyacinth,
Each one their beauties with their hue acquaint.
  The gold ceiling of thy brow’s rich frame        5
Designs the proud pomp of thy face’s architure.
Crystal transparent casements to the same,
Are thine eyes’ sun, which do the world depure;
  Whose silvery canopy, gold-wire fringes.
Thy brow, the bowling place for CUPID’s eye.        10
Love’s true-love knots, and lily-lozenges,
Thy cheeks, depainten in an immortal dye.
  If well, thou limned art, now, by face imagery;
  Judge, how, by life, I then should pencil thee!
 
 
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