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Mary Wroth's Poetry: An Electronic Edition

Wroth Poem - F87 - Hee may owr Profitt, and our Tuter proue

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6.

Hee may owr profitt, and our Tuter proue
    in whom alone wee doe this power finde,
    to ioine tow harts as in one frame to moue;
    tow bodies, butt one ſoule to rule the minde;

Eeyes wt much care to one deere obiect bind
    eares to each others speech as if aboue
    all els they ſweet, and learned were; this kind
    content of louers wittniſeth true loue,


Itt doth inrich the witts, and makes you ſee
    that in your ſelf wch you knew nott before,
    forcing you to admire ſuch guifts showld bee
    hid from your knowledg, yett in you the store;

Millians of thes adorne the throne of Loue
how blest bee they then, who his fauours proue
Crown 6

He may our profit* and our tutor prove
    In whom alone we do this power find,
    To join two hearts as in one frame to move;
    Two bodies, but one soul to rule the mind;

Eyes with much* care to one dear object bind,
    Ears to each other's speech as if above
    All else they sweet and learned were; this kind
    Content of lovers witnesseth true love,

It doth enrich the wits, and makes* you see
    That in yourself which you knew not before,
    Forcing you to admire such gifts should be
    Hid from your knowledge, yet in you the store;

Millions of these adorn the Throne of Love*
    How blest be* they then, who his favours prove.*


Throne of Love: a feature of the enchantment in Urania.

'profit' = 'prophet' in P.
'with much' = 'which must' in P.
'makes' = 'make' in P.
'be' = 'are' in P.
prove: grow to experience.
6.

He may our Prophet, and our Tutor prooue,
    In whom alone we doe this power finde,
    To ioyne two hearts as in one frame to mooue
    Two bodies, but one ſoule to rule the minde

Eyes which muſt care to one deare Obiect binde,
    Eares to each others ſpeach as if aboue
    All elſe, they ſweete, and learned were; this kind
    Content of Louers witneſſeth true loue.

It doth inrich the wits, and make you ſee
    That in your ſelfe which you knew not before,
    Forceſing you to admire ſuch gifts ſhould be
    Hid from your knowledge, yet in you the ſtore.

Millions of theſe adorne the throane of Loue,
How bleſt are they then, who his fauours proue?
Crown 6

He may our prophet and our tutor prove
    In whom alone we do this power find,
    To join two hearts as in one frame to move;
    Two bodies, but one soul to rule the mind;

Eyes which must care to one dear object bind,
    Ears to each other's speech as if above
    All else they sweet and learned were; this kind
    Content of lovers witnesseth true love,

It doth enrich the wits, and make you see
    That in yourself which you knew not before,
    Forcing you to admire such gifts should bee
    Hid from your knowledge, yet in you the store;

Millions of these adorn the Throne of Love
    How blest are they then, who his favours prove.



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