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Wroth Poem - F93 - Bee giuen to him who triumphs in his right

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12.

Bee giuen to him who triumphs in his right
    nor vading bee, butt like thoſe bloſsooms fayre
    wch fall for good, and loſe theyr coulers bright
    yett dy nott, butt wth fruite theyr loſs repaire

ſoe may loue make you pale wt louing care
    when ſweet inioying shall restore that light
    more cleare in beauty then wee can compare
    if nott to Venus in her choſen night

And who ſoe giue them ſelues in this deere kind
    thes hapineſses shall attend them still
    to bee ſuplyd wth ioys, inrichd in mind
    wth treaſures of contents, and pleaſures fill,

Thus Loue to bee deuine doth heere apeere
free from all fogs butt shining faire, and cleere;
Crown 12

Be given to him who triumphs in his right
    Nor fading* be, but like those blossoms fair
    Which fall for good, and lose their colours bright
    Yet die not, but with fruit their loss repair,

So may love make you pale with loving care
    When sweet enjoying shall restore that light
    More clear in beauty than we can compare,
    If not to Venus in her chosen night*.

And who so give themselves in this dear kind
    These happinesses shall attend them still:
    To be supplied with joys, enriched in mind
    With treasures of contents,* and pleasure's fill,

Thus Love to be divine doth here appear
    Free from all fogs, but shining faire, and clear.


fading: MS reads 'vading' which is an early form of fading, changed to 'fading' in P.
'night' = 'might' in P.
'contents' ='content' in P.
12.

Be giu'n to him, who triumphs in his right;
    Nor fading be, but like thoſe bloſſomes faire,
    Which fall for good, and loſe their colours bright,
    Yet dye not, but with fruit their loſſe repaire:

So may Loue make you pale with louing care,
    When ſweet enioying ſhall reſtore that light,
    More cleere in beauty, then we can compare,
    If not to Venus in her choſen might.

And who ſo giue themſelues in this deare kinde,
    Theſe happineſſes ſhall attend them ſtill,
    To be ſupplide with ioyes enrich'd in minde,
    With treaſures of content, and pleaſures fill.

Thus loue to be diuine, doth here appeare,
Free from all foggs, but ſhining faire and cleare.
Crown 12

Be given to him who triumphs in his right
    Nor fading bee, but like those blossoms fair
    Which fall for good, and lose their colours bright
    Yet die not, but with fruit their loss repair,

So may love make you pale with loving care
    When sweet enjoying shall restore that light
    More clear in beauty than we can compare,
    If not to Venus in her chosen might.

And who so give themselves in this dear kind
    These happinesses shall attend them still:
    To be supplied with joys, enriched in mind
    With treasures of content, and pleasure's fill,

Thus Love to be divine doth here appear
    Free from all fogs, but shining faire, and clear.



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