1. 10

    Sluggish idleness--the nurse of sin.

    10
  2. 9

    Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place.

    11
  3. 8

    I hate the day, because it lendeth light To see all things, but not my love to see.

    12
  4. 7

    Such is the power of love in gentle mind, That it can alter all the course of kind.

    13
  5. 6

    I was promised on a time To have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.

    19
  6. 5

    So let us love, dear Love, like as we ought; Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.

    19
  7. 4

    She bathed with roses red, And violets blew. And all the sweetest flowres That in the forrest grew.

    20
  8. 3

    Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time.

    46
  9. 2

    The merry cuckow, messenger of Spring, His trumpet shrill hath thrice already sounded.

    49
  10. 1

    Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.

    62
  11. Last Update: 25 September 2022

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