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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Zepheria
Canzon 25. Let not Disdain, thy soul unsanctify!
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LET not Disdain, thy soul unsanctify!
Disdain, the passport for a lover’s vow!
Unsieging, where its seeks to fortify
With deadly frowns, the canons of the brow!
  Let not Disdain (the Hearse of virgin Graces!        5
The Counterpoison to unchastity!
The Leaven that doth sour the sweetest faces!)
Stain thy new purchased immortality!
  ’Mongst Delian nymphs, in Angels’ University,
Thou, my ZEPHERIA, liv’st matriculated!        10
The daughters of ethereal JOVE, thy deity
On holy hill, have aye perpetuated!
  O then, retire thy brows’ artillery!
  Love more! and more bliss yet, shall honour thee!
 
 
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