Poems, &c. written upon several occasions, and to several persons by Edmond Waller.
Waller, Edmund, 1606-1687.
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GO lovely Rose,
Tell her that wastes her time and me,
Page 54 That now she knows,
When I resemble her to thee,
How sweet and fair she seems to be.
Tell her that's young,
And shuns to have her Graces spy'd,
That hadst thou sprung
In Desarts, where no men abide,
Thou must have uncommended dy'd.
Small is the worth
Of Beauty from the light retir'd;
Bid her come forth,
Suffer her self to be desir'd,
And not blush so to be admir'd.
Then die, that she,
The common fate of all things rare,
May read in thee;
Page 55 How small a part of time they share,
That are so wondrous sweet and fair.