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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Idea
Sonnet 34. Marvel not, Love! though I thy power admire!
Michael Drayton (1563–1631)
 
[First printed in 1599 (No. 34), and in all later editions.]

To Admiration

MARVEL not, LOVE! though I thy power admire!
Ravished a world beyond the farthest thought,
And knowing more, than ever hath been taught,
That I am only starved in my Desire:
  Marvel not, LOVE! though I thy power admire!        5
Aiming at things exceeding all perfection;
To Wisdom’s self to minister direction,
That I am only starved in my Desire:
  Marvel not, LOVE! though I thy power admire!
Though my Conceit I further seem to bend        10
Than possibly Invention can extend;
And yet am only starved in my Desire:
  If thou wilt wonder! here ’s the wonder, LOVE!
  That this to me doth yet no wonder prove.
 
 
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