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Wroth Poem - F53 - Loue, thou hast all, for now thou hast mee made

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46.

Loue, thou hast all, for now thou hast mee made
    ſoe thine, as if for thee I were ordain'd;
    then take thy conquest, nor lett mee bee pain'd
    more in thy Sunn, when I doe ſeeke thy shade,

Noe place for help haue I left to inuade,
    that show'de a face wher least eaſe might bee gain'd;
    yett found I paine increaſe, and butt obtain'd
    that this noe way was to haue loue allayd,

When hott, and thirsty to a well I came
    trusting by that to quench part of my flame,
    butt ther I was by loue afresh imbrac'd;

Drinke I could nott, butt in itt I did ſee
    my ſelf a liuing glaſs as well as shee
    for loue to ſee him ſelf in truly plac'd;
46.

Love, thou hast all, for now thou hast me made
    So thine, as if for thee I were ordained;
    Then take thy conquest, nor let me be pained
    More in thy sun, when I do seek thy shade,
    No place for help have I left to invade,
    That showed a face where least ease might be gained;
    Yet found I pain increase, and but obtained
    That this no way was to have love allayed,

When hot, and thirsty to a well I came
    Trusting by that to quench part of my flame,*
    But there I was by Love afresh embraced;

Drink I could not, but in it I did see
    Myself a living glass* as well as she,
    For Love to see himself in, truly placed.


'flame': = 'pain' in P.
glass: mirror.
46.

Loue thou haſt all, for now thou haſt me made
    So thine, as if for thee I were ordain'd,
    Then take thy conqueſt, nor let me be pain'd
    More in thy Sunne, when I doe ſeeke thy ſhade.

No place for helpe haue I left to inuade,
    That ſhew'd a face where leaſt eaſe might be gain'd;
    Yet found I paine increaſe, and but obtain'd,
    That this no way was to haue loue allay'd

When hott, and thirſty, to a Well I came,
    Truſting by that to quench part of my paine,
    But there I was by Loue afreſh imbrac'd

Drinke I could not, but in it I did ſee
    My ſelfe a liuing glaſſe as well as ſhee;
    For loue to ſee himſelfe in, truely plac'd.
46.

Love, thou hast all, for now thou hast me made
    So thine, as if for thee I were ordained;
    Then take thy conquest, nor let me be pained
    More in thy sun, when I do seek thy shade,
    No place for help have I left to invade,
    That showed a face where least ease might be gained;
    Yet found I pain increase, and but obtained
    That this no way was to have love allayed,

When hot, and thirsty to a well I came
    Trusting by that to quench part of my pain,
    But there I was by Love afresh embraced;

Drink I could not, but in it I did see
    Myself a living glass as well as she,
    For Love to see himself in, truly placed.



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