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SIR JOHN SUCKLING.
On a Wedding
As if they feared the light;
Is half so fine a sight.
Her lips were red, and one was thin,
Some bee had stung it newly.
Prithee, why so pale?
Looking ill prevail?
The Rock of Rubies, and the Quarrie of Pearls.
And nothing I did say;
The lips of Julia.
Some asked how Pearls did grow, and where ?
Then spoke I to my Girl,
The quarelets of Pearl.
On her Feet.
A little out, and then,
Did soon draw in again.
To the Virgins to make much of Time.
Old Time is still a-flying,
To-morrow will be dying. *
Night Piece to Julia.
And the elves also,
Whose little eyes glow
Seeke and Finde.
* Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds, before they be withered. - Ecclesiasticus x. 20.
Orpheus to Beasts. Oh! could you view the melody
Of every grace,
And music of her face, You ’d drop a tear;
Seeing more harmony
In her bright eye, Than now you hear.
To Lucasta on going to the Wars. I could not love thee, dear, so much,
Loved I not honor more.
To Althea from Prison. Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron barres a cage ; Mindes innocent, and quiet, take
That for an hermitage.
Contention of Ajax and Ulysses. Sc. iii.
Death's Final Conquest.
The conscious water saw its God and blushed.*
In Praise of Lessius' Rule of Health.
Old Fortunatus. And though mine arm should conquer twenty worlds, There's a lean fellow beats all conquerors.
Honest Whore. P. ii. Act i. Sc. 2. We are ne'er like angels till our passion dies.
The Waiting Muid.
Is but a barb’rous skill;
Too apt before to kill.
* Lympha pudica Deum vidit et erubuit. — Latin Poems.
What shall I do to be for ever known,
On the Death of Crashaw.
The Garden. Essay V. God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.
SIR JOHN DENHAM.
Cooper's Hill. Line 189. O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage; without o'erflowing full.