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Michael Drayton (Майкл Дрейтон)


Sonnet 58. In Former Times


In former times such as had store of coin,
In wars at home, or when for conquests bound,
For fear that some their treasure should purloin,
Gave it to keep to spirits within the ground,
And to attend it them as strongly tied
Till they return'd; home when they never came,
Such as by art to get the same have tried
From the strong Spirit by no means force the same;
Nearer men come, that further flies away,
Striving to hold it strongly in the deep.
E'en as this Spirit, so you alone do play
With those rich beauties Heav'n gives you to keep;
    Pity, so left to the coldness of your blood, 
    Not to avail you, nor do the others good.



Michael Drayton's other poems:
  1. Sonnet 33. Whilst Yet Mine Eyes Do Surfeit With Delight
  2. Sonnet 30. Those Priests which First the Vestal Fire Begun
  3. Sonnet 28. To Such as Say thy Love I Overprize
  4. Sonnet 38. Sitting Alone, Love
  5. Sonnet 9. As Other Men


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