Poems, &c. written upon several occasions, and to several persons by Edmond Waller.
Waller, Edmund, 1606-1687.


PEace, babling Muse,
I dare not sing what you indite;
Her eyes refuse
To read the passion which they write;
he strikes my Lute, but if it sound,
Threatens to hurl it on the ground:
And I no less her anger dread,
han the poor wretch that feigns him dead,
hile some fierce Lion does embrace
is breathless corps, and licks his face;
Page  72 Wrap't up in silent fear he lies,
Torn all in pieces if he cries.