Global Utilities

Mary Wroth's Poetry: An Electronic Edition

Wroth Poem - F89 - Hee that shunns loue doth loue him ſelf the leſs

Folger Image Folger Transcription Folger Modernisation PA Transcription PA Modernisation Urania Transcription Urania Modernisation
F89 F89mod P84 P84mod


8.

Hee that shunns loue doth loue him ſelf the leſs
    and curſed hee whos spiritt nott admires
    the worth of loue, wher endles bleſsednes
    raines, and commands, maintaind by heaunly fires

made of vertu, ioin'de by truth, blowne by deſires
    strengthned by worth, renued by carefullnes
    flaming in neuer changing thoughts, briers
    of ielouſie shall heere miſs wellcomnes;

nor coldly paſs in the purſuites of loue
    like one longe frozen in a ſea of iſe,
    and yett butt chastly lett your paſsions moue
    noe thought from vertuouſe loue your minds intiſe

Neuer to other ends your phant'ſies place
butt wher they may returne wt honors grace,
Crown 8

He that shuns love doth love himself the less,
    And cursed he whose spirit not admires
    The worth of love, where endless blessedness
    Reigns, and commands, maintained by heavenly fires

Made of virtue, joined by truth, blown by desires,
    Strengthened by worth, renewed by carefulness
    Flaming in never-changing thoughts, briars
    Of jealousy shall here miss welcomeness,

Nor coldly pass in the pursuits of love
    Like one long frozen in a sea of ice,
    And yet but chastely let your passions move
    No thought from virtuous love your minds entice

Never to other ends your fancies place
    But where they may return with honour's grace.

8.

He that ſhuns Loue, doth loue himſelfe the leſſe,
    And curſed he whoſe ſpirit, not admires
    The worth of Loue, where endleſſe bleſſednes
    Raignes, & commands, maintain'd by heau'nly fires.

Made of Vertue, ioyn'd by Truth, blowne by Deſires,
    Strengthned by Worth, renew'd by carefulneſſe,
    Flaming in neuer-changing thoughts: bryers
    Of Iealouſie ſhall here miſſe welcomneſſe.

Nor coldly paſſe in the purſutes of Loue
    Like one long frozen in a Sea of yce:
    And yet but chaſtly let your paſſions moone,
    No thought from vertuous Loue your minds intice.

Neuer to other ends your Phant'ſies place,
But where they may returne with honor's grace.
Crown 8

He that shuns love doth love himself the less,
    And cursed he whose spirit not admires
    The worth of love, where endless blessedness
    Reigns, and commands, maintained by heavenly fires

Made of virtue, joined by truth, blown by desires,
    Strengthened by worth, renewed by carefulness,
    Flaming in never-changing thoughts, briars
    Of jealousy shall here miss welcomeness,

Nor coldly pass in the pursuits of love
    Like one long frozen in a sea of ice,
    And yet but chastely let your passions move
    No thought from virtuous love your minds entice

Never to other ends your fancies place,
    But where they may return with honour's grace.



Content Approved by: Paul Salzman
Page maintained by: Gayle Allan
Page last generated: 15/06/2012 10:11:28