Sluggish idleness--the nurse of sin.
Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place.
I hate the day, because it lendeth light To see all things, but not my love to see.
Such is the power of love in gentle mind, That it can alter all the course of kind.
I was promised on a time To have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.
So let us love, dear Love, like as we ought; Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.
She bathed with roses red, And violets blew. And all the sweetest flowres That in the forrest grew.
Gather the rose of love whilst yet is time.
The merry cuckow, messenger of Spring, His trumpet shrill hath thrice already sounded.
Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind.
Last Update: 25 September 2022
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