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AN ELEGY OF A WOMAN'S HEART. WOMAN'S HEART. O, FAITHLESS World! and thy more faithless part, A Woman's Heart!

The true Shop of Variety! where sits
Nothing but fits

And fevers of Desire, and pangs of Love;
Which toys remove!

Why was She born to please! or I, to trust
Words writ in dust!

Suff'ring her eyes to govern my despair;
My pain, for air!

And fruit of time rewarded with untruth,
The food of Youth!

Untrue She was: yet I believed her eyes, (Instructed spies!)

Till I was taught, that Love was but a School
To breed a Fool!

Or sought She more, by triumphs of denial,
To make a trial,
How far her smiles commanded my weakness!
Yield, and confess!

Excuse no more thy folly! But, for cure,
Blush, and endure

As well thy shame, as Passions that were vain!
And think, 'tis gain

To know, That Love, lodged in a Woman's Heart,
Is but a guest!

How happy is he born and taught,
That serveth not another's will!
Whose armour is his honest thought;
And simple truth, his utmost skill!

Whose Passions, not his masters are!

Whose soul is still prepared for death! Untied unto the World by care

Of public fame, or private breath!

Who envies none that chance doth raise;
Nor vice hath ever understood!
(How deepest wounds are given by praise!)
Nor rules of State, but rules of good!

Who hath his life from rumours freed!

Whose conscience is his strong retreat! Whose state can neither flatterers feed, Nor ruin make oppressors great!

Who, GOD doth, late and early, pray, More of his grace, than gifts, to lend! And entertains the harmless day

With a religious book, or friend!

This man is freed from servile bands
Of hope to rise, or fear to fall!
Lord of himself, though not of lands;
And having nothing, yet hath all!

ON THE SUDDEN RESTRAINT OF [ROBERT CARR], EARL OF SOMERSET;

THEN FALLING FROM FAVOUR.

DAZZLED thus with height of Place,

Whilst our hopes, our wits beguile; No man marks the narrow space

'Twixt a Prison and a Smile!

Then, since Fortune's favours fade,

You that in her arms do sleep, Learn to swim, and not to wade;

For the hearts of Kings are deep.

But if Greatness be so blind

As to trust in Towers of Air: Let it be with Goodness lined,

That, at least, the Fall be fair.

Then, though darkened, you shall say,

When friends fail, and Princes frown:
Virtue is the roughest way;

But proves, at night, a bed of down!'

THE END OF THE SHAKESPEARE ANTHOLOGY.

FIRST LINES AND NOTES.

Many of these Poems became immediately popular; and appeared in other contemporary editions than those here quoted, often with great variations in the texts.

All the Works herein quoted, were published in London; unless otherwise stated.
Where a text is found associated with music, (M.) is put after its date.

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you came from the holy land
At her fair hands, how have I
W. DAVISON. In F. DAVISON's Poetical
Rhapsody, 1602.

Awake! Awake! thou heavy...
T. CAMPION, M.D. Airs, I [1613].
(M.)
Awake, thou spring of speaking
T. CAMPION, M.D. Airs, III [1816].
(M.)

Away, delights! Go, seek some
J. FLETCHER. The Captain, in BEAU-
MONT and FLETCHER's Comedies, &c.,
1647.

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Beauty, being long a resident..
Sir D. MURRAY. Sophonisba, 1611.
Before my face the picture hangs
Rev. R. SOUTHWELL, S.J. Mæoniæ,
1595.

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Behold, a silly tender Babe..
Rev. R. SOUTHWELL, S.J. St. Peter's
Complaint [before 1619].
Betwixt mine Eye and Heart,
W. SHAKESPEARE. Sonnets, 1609.
Blame not my cheeks, though pale 243
T. CAMPION, M.D. In P. ROSSETER'S
Airs, 1601. (M.)
Blow, blow, thou winter wind!....
W. SHAKESPEARE. As You Like It, in
Comedies, &c., 1623.

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Come away, come away, death!..
W. SHAKESPEARE. Twelfth Night,
in Comedies, &c., 1623.

Come away! come, sweet Love!..
ANON. In J. DOWLAND's Songs, I,
1600. (M.)

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Come, live with me, and be my
C. MARLOW. In J. BODENHAM'S Eng-
land's Helicon, 1600.

Call for the robin redbreast, and the
J. WEBSTER. White Devil, 1612.
Change thy mind! since She doth
R. DEVEREUX, Earl of ESSEX. MS.
Rawl. Poet. 85, in Bodleian Library,
for text: and R. DOWLAND'S Musical
Banquet, 1610 (M.), for authorship.
Chaucer is dead; and Gower......
R. BARNFIELD. Poems, 1598.
Cold's the wind, and wet's the rain 190
T. DECKER. Shoemakers' Holiday,
1600.

Come, my Celia, let us prove
B. JONSON. Volpone, 1607.
Come, O, come, my life's delight!
T. CAMPION, M.D." Airs, III [1616].
[M.]

Come, Shepherds! come!..

J. FLETCHER. Faithful Shepherdess
[1610].

Come, Shepherd Swains! that
ANON. In J. WILBYE, Madrigals, II,
1604. (M.)

Come unto these yellow sands
W. SHAKESPEARE. Tempest, in
Comedies, &c., 1623.
Come, worthy Greek! Ulysses!
S.DANIEL. Certain small Poems,1605.

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Fair Nymphs! sit ye here by me.. SHEPHERD TONY. In J. BODENHAM'S England's Helicon, 1600.

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Follow thy fair Sun, unhappy
T. CAMPION, M.D. In P. ROSSETER'S
Airs, 1601. (M.)

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Farewell, dear Love! since thou..
ANON. In R. JONES' Songs, I, 1601.(M.)
Far in the country of Arden

M. DRAYTON.
Poems [1606].

Fourth Eclogue, in

Fear no more the heat o' th' sun..
W. SHAKESPEARE. Cymbeline, in
Comedies, &c., 1623.

Feed on, my flocks, securely!

H. CONSTABLE. In J. BODENHAM'S England's Helicon, 1600. Fie! on the sleights that men...... 118 H. CONSTABLE. In J. BODENHAM'S England's Helicon, 1600. Follow a shadow, it still flies you! 221 B. JONSON. The Forest, in Works, I, 1616.

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Follow your Saint! Follow, with..
T. CAMPION, M.D. In P. ROSSETER'S
Airs, 1601. (M.)
Fools! They are the only nation..
B. JONSON. Volpone, 1607.

Full fathom five thy father lies...
W. SHAKESPEARE. Tempest, in
Comedies, &c., 1623.

Happy he..

ANON. In R. JONES' Ultimum Vale, 1608. (M.)

Hark! Hark! The lark at heaven's
W. SHAKESPEARE. Cymbeline, in
Comedies, &c., 1623.
Hark, jolly Shepherds!
ANON. In T. MORLEY'S Madrigals,
1594. (M.)

Her face, her tongue, her wit, so ..
Sir W. RALEGH. In F. DAVISON'S
Poetical Rhapsody, 1602.
Her fair inflaming eyes

T. CAMPION, M.D. Airs,IV[1616]. (M.) 'Hey, down-a-down!' did Dian IGNOTO. In J. BODENHAM's England's Helicon, 1600.

Give Beauty all her right!

T. CAMPION, M.D. Airs, II [1613]. M.) Give me my scallop-shell of quiet Sir W. RALEGH. There does not appear to be any authoritative and satisfactory text of this Poem in existence. God gives not Kings the style of .. 191 King JAMES I. Works, 1616. Gold upon gold, my only Joy did .. R. TOFTE. Laura, 1597. Good Muse! rock me asleep with.. N. BRETON. Bower of Delights, 1597. Go, Soul, the Body's guest

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Sir W. RALEGH. In F. 'DAVISON'S
Poetical Rhapsody. 3rd Ed., 1611.

Hide, O, hide those hills of snow
B. J. F. (J. FLETCHER). Bloody
Brother, 1639. From C. C. GALLUS.
How happy is he born and taught
Sir H. WOTTON. Reliquia Wottoni-
ana, 1651.

How I do love thee, Beaumont
B. JONSON. Epigrams, in Works, I,
1616.

How should I, your True Love.... W. SHAKESPEARE. Hamlet, 1605.

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I could never have the power BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. Maid's Tragedy, 1622.

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Rev. R. SOUTHWELL, S.J. St. Peter's Complaint, 1595.

If all the World and Love were.... IGNOTO. In J. BODENHAM's England's Helicon, 1600.

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