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Sometimes her levellid *
eyes their carriage ride, As they did battery to the spheres intend ; Sometime diverted their poor balls are ty'd To the orb'd earth: sometimes they do extend Their view right on; anon their gazes lend To every place at once, and no where fix'd, The mind and sight distractedly commix’d.
Her hair, nor loose, nor ty’d in formal plat,
A thousand favours from a maund 6 she drew
Of folded schedules had she many a one,
• levelld eyes, &c.] An allusion to a piece of ordnance. 5 sheav’d] i. e. straw. o maund] i.e. hand basket.
Bidding them find their sepulchres in mud;
These often bath'd she in her fluxive eyes, And often kiss'd, and often 'gan 9 to tear; Cried, “O false blood ! thou register of lies, “ What unapproved witness dost thou bear! “ Ink would have seem'd more black and damned
here!” This said, in top of rage the lines she rents, Big discontent so breaking their contents.
A reverend man that graz'd his cattle nigh,
So slides he down upon his grained bat, 11
'gan] Malone's conjecture for “ gave." 10 fancy] i.e. enamoured one : fancy occurs several times in this vol. in the sense of love,
11 bat] i. t. club.
Her grievance with his hearing to divide :
“ Father,” she says, “ though in me you behold “ The injury of many a blasting hour, “ Let it not tell your judgment I am old; “ Not age, but sorrow, over me hath power : “I might as yet have been a spreading flower, “ Fresh to myself, if I had self-applied “ Love to myself, and to no love beside.
“ But woe is me! too early I attended “ A youthful suit (it was to gain my grace) “Of one by nature's outwards so commended, “ That maiden's eyes stuck over all his face: “Love lack'd a dwelling, and made him her place; “ And when in his fair parts she did abide, “She was new lodg'd, and newly deified.
“ His browny locks did hang in crooked curls; “ And every light occasion of the wind
Upon his lips their silken parcels hurls. “ What's sweet to do, to do will aptly find : “ Each eye that saw him did enchant the mind; “ For on his visage was in little drawn, “What largeness thinks in paradise was sawn.19
12 sawn] i.e. sown.
“ Small show of man was yet upon his chin; “ His phenix down began but to appear, “ Like unshorn velvet, on that termless skin, “ Whose bare out-bragg'd the web it seem'd to
wear; “ Yet show'd his visage by that cost most dear; “ And nice affections wavering stood in doubt “ If best 'twere as it was, or best without.
“ His qualities were beauteous as his form, “ For maiden-tongued he was, and thereof free; “ Yet, if men mov'd him, was he such a storm “ As oft 'twixt May and April is to see, “When winds breathe sweet, unruly though they be. “ His rudeness so with his authoriz'd youth, “ Did livery falseness in a pride of truth.
“ Well could he ride, and often men would say “ That horse his mettle from his rider takes : “ Proud of subjection, noble by the sway, " What rounds, what bounds, what
what stop he makes ! “ And controversy hence a question takes, • Whether the horse by him became his deed, “ Or he his manage by the well-doing stecd.
“But quickly on this side the verdict went; “ His real habitude gave
grace “ To appertainings and to ornament,
Accomplish'd in himself, not in his case :
Her grievance with his hearing to divids er place, If that from him there may be aught arzı rim Which may her suffering ecstasy assuaa v him. 'Tis promis'd in the charity of age.
“ Father,” she says, though in me ': 'leep,
er weep, “ I might as yet have been a spreal sal, “ Fresh to myself, if I had self-ar of will; “ Love to myself, and to no lo
sem reign “ But woe is me! too early I attcosin enchanted, “ A youthful suit (it was to gain to remain “ Of one by nature's outwards as he haunted : “ That maiden's eyes stuck over have granted ; “Love lack'd a dwelling, and
muld say, “ And when in his fair parts sb seir wills obey. " She was new lodg'd, and na
scure get, is browny locks did han their mind; d every light occasion n his lips their silken they find t's sweet to do, to i thought aseye that saw him his visage was in cestow them,