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From this feflion interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle feather'd king.
Keep the obsequy fo ftrict;
Let the priest in surplice white,
That defunctive mufick ken,
Be the death-divining fwan.
Left the requiem lack his right.
And thou treble-dated crow,
That thy fable gender mak'st,
With the breath thou giv'st and tak’itza.
'Mongst our mourners shalt thou go.
Here the anthem doth commencega.
Love and constancy is dead,
Phoenix and the turtle fled
In a mutual flame from bence.
So they loved as love in twain.
Had the effence but in one ; .
Two diftinéis but in none;
Number there in love was lain :
Hearts remote, yet not asunder,
Distance, and no fpace was seen
'Twixt thy turtle and his queen,
But in them it were a wonder.
So between them love did shine,
That the turtle saw his right
Flaming in the phoenix sight,
Either was the other's mine, -
Property was thus appalled,
That the self was not the same, -
Single natures, double name,
Neither two nor one was called.
Reason in itself confounded,
Saw division grow together,

To themselves yet either neither,
Simple were so well compounded,
That it cried how true a twain
Seemeth this concordant one,
Love hath reason, reason none;
If what parts can so remain.
Whereupon it made this threno
To the phoenix and the dove,
Co-fupremes and stars of love,
As chorus to their tragic scene.

Threnes.

Beauty, truth and rarity,
Grace in all fimplicity,
Hence inclosed, in cynders lie :
Death is now the phenix neft,
And the turtle's loyal breast.
To eternity. doth rest";.
Leaving no posterity,
'Twas not their infirmity,
It was married chastity.
Truth may seem, but cannot be ;;
Beauty brag, but 'tis not the ;
Truth and beauty buried be.
To this urn let those repair,.
That are either true or fair ;
For these dead birds figh a prayers.

Why should this desart be,

For it is unpeopled? No, Tongue I'll hang on every tree,

That shall civil sayings.show.

Some how brief the life of man

Runs his erring pilgrimage, That the stretching of a span

Buckles in his sum of age. Some of violated vows

'Twixt the souls of friend and friends, But upon the fairest boughs,

Or at every fentence' end Will I Rosalinda write;

Teaching all that read to know, The quintessence of every sprite,

Heaven would in little show.. Therefore heaven nature charg'a,

That one body should be filla With all graces wide enlarg'd ;

Nature presently diftill'd Helen's cheek, but not her heart,

Cleopatra's majesty ; Atalanta's better part,

Sad Lucretia's modesty.. Thus Rosalind of many parts,

By heavenly fynods was devis'd, Of many faces, eyes and hearts,

To have the touches deareft priz'di Heaven would these gifts she should have,

And I to live and die her flave.

Τ. Η Ε Ε Ν D..

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