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Mary Wroth's Poetry: An Electronic Edition

Wroth Poem - F99 - Come merry spring delight vs

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Come merry spring delight vs
for winter long did spite vs
in pleaſure still perſeuer,
thy beauties ending neuer,
        spring, and growe
        lasting ſoe
wth ioyes increaſing euer;

Lett colde from hence bee baniſht
till hopes from mee bee vanisht,
butt bleſs thy dainties growing
in fullnes freely flowing
        ſweet birds ſing
        for the spring
all mirthe is now beestowing;

Philomeale in this arbour
makes now her louing harbour
yett of her state complaining
her notes in mildnes straining
        wch though ſweet
        yett doe meete
her former luckles payning ;

Crown Song 3 ('Come merry Spring')

Come merry Spring delight us,
    For Winter long did spite us
    In pleasure still persever,*
    Thy beauties ending never,
    Spring, and grow
    Lasting so
    With joys increasing ever;

Let cold from hence be banished
    Till hopes from me be vanished,
    But bless thy dainties growing
    In fullness freely flowing
    Sweet birds sing
    For the Spring
    All mirth is now bestowing;

Philomel* in this arbour
    Makes now her loving harbour
    Yet of her state complaining,
    Her notes in mildness straining
    Which though sweet
    Yet do meet
    Her former luckless paining.


Persever: ie persevere.
Philomel: in Ovid's retelling of the myth, Philomel changes into a nightingale after being raped by Tereus and her song is her attempt to tell her sad story.
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Come merry Spring delight vs,
For Winter long did ſpight vs,
In pleaſure ſtill perſeuer,
Thy beauties ending neuer:
        Spring, and grow
        Lasting ſo,
With ioyes increaſing euer.

Let cold from hence be baniſh'd,
Till hopes from me be vaniſh'd,
But bleſſe thy daynties growing
In fulneſſe freely flowing:
        Sweet Bird's ſing
        For the Spring,
All mirth is now beſtowing.

Philomel in this Arbour
Makes now her louing Harbour,
Yet of her ſtate complaining,
Her Notes in mildneſſe ſtrayning,
        Which though ſweet,
        Yet doe meet.
Her former luckleſſe paining.
Crown Song 3 ('Come merry Spring')

Come merry Spring delight us,
    For Winter long did spite us
    In pleasure still persever,
    Thy beauties ending never,
    Spring, and grow
    Lasting so
    With joys increasing ever;

Let cold from hence be banished
    Till hopes from me be vanished,
    But bless thy dainties growing
    In fullness freely flowing
    Sweet birds sing
    For the Spring
    All mirth is now bestowing;

Philomel in this arbour
    Makes now her loving harbour
    Yet of her state complaining,
    Her notes in mildness straining
    Which though sweet
    Yet do meet
    Her former luckless paining.



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