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Nicholas Breton (Николас Бретон)


Sonnet


The worldly prince doth in his sceptre hold
A kind of heaven in his authorities;
The wealthy miser, in his mass of gold,
Makes to his soul a kind of Paradise;
The epicure that eats and drinks all day,
Accounts no heaven, but in his hellish routs;
And she, whose beauty seems a sunny day,
Makes up her heaven but in her baby's clouts.
But, my sweet God, I seek no prince's power,
No miser's wealth, nor beauty's fading gloss,
Which pamper sin, whose sweets are inward sour,
And sorry gains that breed the spirit's loss:
No, my dear Lord, let my Heaven only be
In my Love's service, but to live to thee. 



Nicholas Breton's other poems:
  1. A Quarrel with Love
  2. Aglaia
  3. A Report Song in a Dream, between a shepherd and his nymph
  4. A Sweet Contention between Love, his Mistress, and Beauty
  5. A Sweet Pastoral


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Percy Shelley (Перси Шелли) Sonnet ("Ye hasten to the grave! What seek ye there") 1820
  • Rupert Brooke (Руперт Брук) Sonnet ("Not with vain tears, when we're beyond the sun")
  • Hartley Coleridge (Хартли Кольридж) Sonnet ("If I have sinned in act, I may repent")
  • Alice Dunbar-Nelson (Элис Данбар-Нельсон) Sonnet ("I had not thought of violets late")
  • Amy Levy (Эми Леви) Sonnet ("Most wonderful and strange it seems, that I")
  • Wallace Stevens (Уоллес Стивенс) Sonnet ("Lo, even as I passed beside the booth")

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