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


BEhold the brand of Beauty tost;
See how the motion does dilate the Flame:
Delighted Love his spoils does boast,
And triumph in this game.
Fire to no place confin'd,
Is both our wonder and our fear,
Moving the mind,
As Lightning hurled through the Air.
High Heaven the Glory does encrease
Of all her shining lamps this artful way;
Page  104 The Sun in Figures such as these
Joys with the Moon to play.
To the sweet strains they advance,
Which do result from their own spheres;
As this Nymphs dance,
Moves with the numbers which she hears.