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Mary Wroth's Poetry: An Electronic Edition

Wroth Poem - F86 - And burne, yett burning you will loue the ſmart

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5.

And burne, yett burning you will loue the ſmart,
    when you shall feele the weight of true deſire,
    ſoe pleaſing, as you would nott wish your part
    of burden showld bee miſsing from that fire;

Butt faithfull, and vnfained heate aspire
    wch ſin abolisheth, and doth impart
    ſaulues to all feares, wt vertues wch inspire
    ſoules wt deuine loue, wch showes his chaste art,

And guide hee is to ioyings; open eyes
    hee hath to hapines, and best can learne
    vs means how to deſerue, this hee deſcries,
    who blind yett doth our hidenest thought deſerne

Thus may wee gaine ſince liuing in blest loue
hee may our profitt, and owr Tuter proue,
Crown 5

And burn, yet burning you will love the smart,
    When you shall feel the weight of true desire,
    So pleasing, as you would not wish your part
    Of burden should be missing from that fire;

But faithful, and unfeigned heat aspire
    Which sin abolisheth, and doth impart
    Salves to all fears,* with virtues which inspire
    Souls with divine love, which shows his chaste art,

And guide he is to joyings; open eyes
    He hath to happiness, and best can learn
    Us means how to deserve, this he descries,
    Who blind yet doth our hiddenest thought* discern.

Thus may we* gain since living in blest love,
    He may our profit,* and our tutor prove.


'fears' = 'fear' in P.
'thought' = 'thoughts' in P.
'may we' = 'we may' in P.
'profit' = 'prophet' in P; original perhaps a pun on both profit/prophet.
5.

And burne, yet burning you will loue the ſmart,
    When you ſhall feele the waight of true deſire,
    So pleaſing, as you would not wiſh your part
    Of burthen ſhould be miſſing from that fire.

But faithfull and vnfaigned heate aſpire
    Which ſinne abolliſheth, and doth impart
    Salues to all feare, with vertues which inſpire
    Soules with diuine loue; which ſhewes his chaſt Art.

And guide he is to ioyings, open eyes
    He hath to happineſſe, and beſt can learne
    Vs, meanes how to deſerue this he deſcries,
    Who blinde, yet doth our hidn'ſt thoughts diſerne.

Thus we may gaine ſince liuing in bleſt Loue,
He may our Prophet, and our Tutor prooue.
Crown 5

And burn, yet burning you will love the smart,
    When you shall feel the weight of true desire,
    So pleasing, as you would not wish your part
    Of burden should be missing from that fire;

But faithful, and unfeigned heat aspire
    Which sin abolisheth, and doth impart
    Salves to all fear, with virtues which inspire
    Souls with divine love, which shows his chaste art,

And guide he is to joyings; open eyes
    He hath to happiness, and best can learn
    Us means how to deserve, this he descries,
    Who blind yet doth our hiddenest thoughts discern.

Thus we may gain since living in blest love,
    He may our prophet and our tutor prove.



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