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Written by Andrew Marvell | Create an image from this poem

Ametas And Thestylis Making Hay-Ropes

 Ametas
Think'st Thou that this Love can stand,
Whilst Thou still dost say me nay?
Love unpaid does soon disband:
Love binds Love as Hay binds Hay.
Thestylis Think'st Thou that this Rope would twine If we both should turn one way? Where both parties so combine, Neither Love will twist nor Hay.
Ametas Thus you vain Excuses find, Which your selve and us delay: And Love tyes a Womans Mind Looser then with Ropes of Hay.
Thestylis What you cannot constant hope Must be taken as you may.
Ametas Then let's both lay by our Rope, And go kiss within the Hay.


Written by Anne Kingsmill Finch | Create an image from this poem

To Mr. F. Now Earl of W

 No sooner, FLAVIO, was you gone, 
But, your Injunction thought upon,
ARDELIA took the Pen; 
Designing to perform the Task,
Her FLAVIO did so kindly ask,
Ere he returned agen.
Unto Parnassus strait she sent, And bid the Messenger, that went Unto the Muses Court, Assure them, she their Aid did need, And begg'd they'd use their utmost Speed, Because the Time was short.
The hasty Summons was allow'd; And being well-bred, they rose and bow'd, And said, they'd poste away; That well they did ARDELIA know, And that no Female's Voice below They sooner wou'd obey: That many of that rhiming Train, On like Occasions, sought in vain Their Industry t'excite; But for ARDELIA all they'd leave: Thus flatt'ring can the Muse deceive, And wheedle us to write.
Yet, since there was such haste requir'd; To know the Subject 'twas desir'd, On which they must infuse; That they might temper Words and Rules, And with their Counsel carry Tools, As Country-Doctors use.
Wherefore to cut off all Delays, 'Twas soon reply'd, a Husband's Praise (Tho' in these looser Times) ARDELIA gladly wou'd rehearse A Husband's, who indulg'd her Verse, And now requir'd her Rimes.
A Husband! eccho'd all around: And to Parnassus sure that Sound Had never yet been sent; Amazement in each Face was read, In haste th'affrighted Sisters fled, And unto Council went.
Erato cry'd, since Grizel's Days, Since Troy-Town pleas'd, and Chivey-chace, No such Design was known; And 'twas their Bus'ness to take care, It reach'd not to the publick Ear, Or got about the Town: Nor came where Evening Beaux were met O'er Billet-doux and Chocolate, Lest it destroy'd the House; For in that Place, who cou'd dispence (That wore his Cloaths with common Sense) With mention of a Spouse? 'Twas put unto the Vote at last, And in the Negative it past, None to her Aid shou'd move; Yet since ARDELIA was a Friend, Excuses 'twas agreed to send, Which plausible might prove: That Pegasus of late had been So often rid thro' thick and thin, With neither Fear nor Wit; In Panegyrick been so spurr'd He cou'd not from the Stall be stirr'd, Nor wou'd endure the Bit.
Melpomene had given a Bond, By the new House alone to stand, And write of War and Strife; Thalia, she had taken Fees, And Stipends from the Patentees, And durst not for her Life.
Urania only lik'd the Choice; Yet not to thwart the publick Voice, She whisp'ring did impart: They need no Foreign Aid invoke, No help to draw a moving Stroke, Who dictate from the Heart.
Enough! the pleas'd ARDELIA cry'd; And slighting ev'ry Muse beside, Consulting now her Breast, Perceiv'd that ev'ry tender Thought, Which from abroad she'd vainly sought, Did there in Silence rest: And shou'd unmov'd that Post maintain, Till in his quick Return again, Met in some neighb'ring Grove, (Where Vice nor Vanity appear) Her FLAVIO them alone might hear, In all the Sounds of Love.
For since the World do's so despise Hymen's Endearments and its Ties, They shou'd mysterious be; Till We that Pleasure too possess (Which makes their fancy'd Happiness) Of stollen Secrecy.
Written by Edmund Spenser | Create an image from this poem

Sonnet XXI

 WAs it the worke of nature or of Art?
which tempred so the feature of her face:
that pride and meeknesse mixt by equall part,
doe both appeare t'adorne her beauties grace.
For with mild pleasance, which doth pride displace, she to her loues doth lookers eyes allure: & with sterne countenance back again doth chace their looser lookes that stir vp lustes impure, With such strange termes her eyes she doth inure, that with one looke she doth my life dismay: and with another doth it streight recure, her smile me drawes, her frowne me driues away.
Thus doth she traine and teach me with her lookes, such art of eyes I neuer read in bookes.