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

Under a Ladies Picture.

SUch Hellen was, and who can blame the Boy
That in so bright a Flame consum'd his Troy?
Page  146 But had like Virtue shin'd in that fair Greek,
The am'rous Shepherd had not dar'd to seek,
Or hope for Pity, but with silent moan,
And better Fate had perished alone.