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Giles Fletcher the Elder (Джайлз Флетчер Старший)


Licia Sonnets 51


When first the sun whom all my senses serve,
Began to shine upon this earthly round,
The heavens for her all graces did reserve,
That Pandor-like with all she might abound.
Apollo placed his brightness in her eyes,
His skill presaging and his music sweet.
Mars gave his force; all force she now defies;
Venus her smiles wherewith she Mars did meet;
Python a voice, Diana made her chaste,
Ceres gave plenty, Cupid lent his bow,
Thetis his feet, there Pallas wisdom placed.
With these she queen-like kept a world in awe.
Yet all these honors deeméd are but pelf,
For she is much more worthy of herself. 



Giles Fletcher the Elder's other poems:
  1. Licia Sonnets 40
  2. Licia Sonnets 50
  3. Licia Sonnets 26
  4. Licia Sonnets 11
  5. Licia Sonnets 24


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