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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Diella
Sonnet II. Soon as the azure-coloured Gates of th’East
Richard Linche (fl. 1596–1601)
 
SOON as the azure-coloured Gates of th’East
  were set wide open by the watchful Morn,
I walked abroad, as having took no rest
  (for nights are tedious to a man forlorn);
And viewing well each pearl-bedewèd flower,        5
  then waxing dry by splendour of the sun:
All scarlet-hued I saw him ’gin to lower
  and blush, as though some heinous act were done.
At this amazed, I hied me home amain,
  thinking that I, his anger causèd had.        10
And at his set, abroad I walked again;
  when, lo, the moon looked wondrous pale and sad.
Anger, the one; and envy moved the other,
To see my Love more fair than LOVE’s fair mother.
 
 
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