Poems, &c. written upon several occasions, and to several persons by Edmond Waller.
Waller, Edmund, 1606-1687.
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Of Loving at first sight.

NOt caring to observe the Wind,
Or the new Sea explore,
natcht from my self, how far behind,
Already I behold the shoar!
ay not a thousand dangers sleep
〈◊〉 the smooth bosome of this deep?
o: 'tis so Rockless and so Clear,
hat the rich bottom does appear
av'd all with pretious things, not torn
••om shipwrackt vessels, but there born.
weetness, Truth, and every Grace,
hich time and use are wont to teach,
〈◊〉 eye may in a moment reach,
nd read distinctly in her face.
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Someother Nymph with Colours faint,
And pensil slow may Cupid paint,
And a weak heart in time destroy;
She has a stamp, and prints the Boy,
Can with a single look inflame
The coldest Breast, the rudest tame.