Sinetes passions vppon his fortunes offered for an incense at the shrine of the ladies which guided his distempered thoughtes. The patrons patheticall posies, sonets, maddrigals, and rowndelayes. Together with Sinetes dompe. By Robert Parry Gent.
Parry, Robert, fl. 1540-1612.
POSIE. I The patrones conceyte:
DOmesticke Goddes of the Sea-whal'd Isle,
Heau'•… erected trophies of thy prayes,
AV•…ORAS blush, that beautifies thy smile,
Sh'nes far more bright then Phoebus goulden rayes,
Natures chiefe pride, the map of beauties grace,
Loues louely swee•…, which vertue doth embrace.
Of-spring of •…dds, borne of the salt-sea foame,
Thoughts, 〈◊〉 that doth to Pallas bower inclines
A Commet, that in starrie night doth gloame.
And doth presage of misteries diuine?
An ornament, bedeck'd with goulden tyres,
A pearle in camp'd in strength of chaste desires.
Reposed rest of ADON'S ardent looke.
Thy Christall-pointed eies (like Saphyres blue,
Set in the snowe) doe hide a bayted hooke:
Which doth intrap by force of Goulden hue:
Were ADON here to viewe thy VENVS eye,
Could ADON such a VENVS suite denye.
Olympus Queene, that doth commaunde the skyes,
Whose shining beam's doe light the westerne Isle,
No base aspect in thy swee•…e bodie lies,
Thy fauou•… doe the stealing time beguile:
For precious breath so doth perfume the ayre,
That all applaude thou on•… art sweete and faire.