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Mary Wroth's Poetry: An Electronic Edition

Wroth Poem - F10 - Bee you all pleaſ'd; your pleaſures grieue nott mee

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Bee you all pleaſ'd? your pleaſures grieue nott mee;
    Doe you delight? I enuy nott your ioy;
    haue you content? contentment wt you bee:
    hope you for bliſs? hope still, and still inioye:

Lett ſad miſfortune; haples mee destroy,
    leaue croſses to rule mee, and still rule free,
    While all delights theyr contrairies imploy
    to keepe good back, and I butt torments ſee,

Ioyes are beereau'd, and harmes doe only tarry;
    dispaire takes place, diſdaine hath gott the hand;
    yett firme loue holds my ſences in ſuch band
    as ſince dispiſed, I, wt ſorrow marry;

Then if wth griefe I now must coupled bee
Sorrow Ile wed: Dispaire thus gouerns mee
9.

Be you all pleased? Your pleasures grieve not me;
    Do you delight? I envy not your joy;
    Have you content? Contentment with you be:
    Hope you for bliss? Hope still, and still enjoy:
    Let sad misfortune hapless me destroy,
    Leave crosses to rule me, and still rule free,
    While all delights their contraries employ
    To keep good back, and I but torments see,

Joys are bereaved, and harms* do only tarry;
    Despair takes place, disdain hath got the hand;
    Yet firm love holds my senses in such band
    As since despised, I, with sorrow marry;

Then if with grief I now must coupled be
    Sorrow I'll wed: despair thus governs me.


Roberts [P10] notes a parallel in AS 100, which ends: 'All mirth farewell, let me in sorrow live'.

'are bereaved and harms' = 'bereaved me, harms' in P.
9.

Bee you all pleas'd, your pleaſures grieue not me;
    Doe you delight? I enuy not your ioy:
    Haue you content? contentment with you be;
    Hope you for bliſſe? hope ſtill, and ſtill enioy.

Let ſad misfortune, hapleſſe me deſtroy,
    Leaue croſſes to rule me, and ſtill rule free:
    While all delights their contraries imploy,
    To keepe good backe, and I but torments ſee.

Ioyes are bereau'd me, harmes doe only tarry,
    Deſpaire takes place, diſdaine hath got the hand:
    Yet firme loue holds my ſenſes in ſuch band,
    As (ſince deſpiſed) I with ſorrow marry.

Then if with griefe I now muſt coupled bee,
Sorrow Ile wed; Deſpaire thus gouernes mee.
p.

Be you all pleased? Your pleasures grieve not me;
    Do you delight? I envy not your joy;
    Have you content? Contentment with you be:
    Hope you for bliss? Hope still, and still enjoy:

Let sad misfortune hapless me destroy,
    Leave crosses to rule me, and still rule free,
    While all delights their contraries employ
    To keep good back, and I but torments see,

Joys are bereaved me, harms do only tarry;
    Despair takes place, disdain hath got the hand;
    Yet firm love holds my senses in such band
    As since despised, I, with sorrow marry;

Then if with grief I now must coupled be
    Sorrow I'll wed: despair thus governs me.



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