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The legend of CAMBELL and TELAMOND;
or of Friendship. : ..
Wields kingdoms causes, and affairs of state,
That better were in vertues discipled,
Ne in their frozen hearts feel kindly flame:
That crown true lovers with immortal bliss,
And call to count the things that then were done,
Of Love full many leffons did apply,
But to that facred saint my soveraine Queen,
To her this song most fitly is addrest,
Do thou dred Infant, Venus dearling dove,
Sprinkle her heart, and haughty courage soften, That she may heark to Love, and read this leffon often.
C Α Ν Τo 1.
Fair Britomart saves Amoret :
Duessa discord breeds,
Tbeir fight and warlike deeds.
1. Of lovers fad calamities of old,
Full many piteous stories do rėmain :
That I with tears full oft do pity it,
In per'lous fight, she never joyed day,
Whom having wedded as did him behove,
The very self same day that she was wedded,
By way of sport, as oft in masks is known,
Because his sinful luft she would not ferve,
No spot of blame, though spite did oft assay
The diverse usage and demeanure daint,
And every limb that touched her did quake:
That her life's Lord, and patron of her health,
Dye had she liefer with enchanters knife,
Through fine abusion of that Briton maid :
Of Love, and otherwhiles of luftfulness,