IDENTILIN$$ F107O20|EpEliz|Bod Eng.poet.e.99|ff.130v-33. /P:GAS,5-10-90,o/C:T-LP,12Jun91
107.O20.HE1 An Epithalamion or Maryage Song
107.O20.HE2 on the Lady /Elizabeth, and Frederiche Count Palatine,
107.O20.HE3 beeing /maryed on S%5t%6 Valentines day. [130v]
107.O20.001 Hayle Bishop Valentine, whose Day thys is,
107.O20.002 All the Ayre ys thy Diocys, [131]
107.O20.003 And all the chirping Queristers
107.O20.004 And other Birdes, are thy Parishioners
107.O20.005 Thou maryest euery yeare,
107.O20.006 The lyrique larke, and the graue whispering Doue,
107.O20.007 The Sparrowe that neglects hys lyfe for loue,
107.O20.008 The household Bird, w%5th%6 the redd stomacher,
107.O20.009 Thou makst the blacke bird speed as sone,
107.O20.010 As doth the Goldfinche, or the Halcyone,
107.O20.011 The Husband Cocke lookes out, and streight is sped,
107.O20.012 And meetes hys wife, w%5ch%6 bringes her featherbedd.
107.O20.013 Thys day, more cheerefully, then euer shyne,
107.O20.014 Thys Day, w%5ch%6 might enflame thyselfe, Old Valentine.
107.O20.015 Tyll now, Thou warmst w%5th%6 multiplying Loues
107.O20.016 Two Larkes, two Sparrowes, or two Doues,
107.O20.017 All that is Nothing Vnto thys
107.O20.018 For Thou thys day, couplest two Phenixes,
107.O20.019 Thou makest a Taper see,
107.O20.020 What the Sunne neuer sawe; And what the Arke
107.O20.021 (W%5ch%6 was of foules, and beasts, the Cage, and Parke)
107.O20.022 Did not contayne, one bed contaynes through Thee,
107.O20.023 Two Phenixes, whose ioyned brests
107.O20.024 Are vnto One Another mutuall Nests
107.O20.025 When Motion kindles such fyres as shall giue
107.O20.026 Young Phenixes, and yett the Old shall liue.
107.O20.027 whose Loue and Corage neuer shall declyne, [131v]
107.O20.028 But make the whole yeare through thy day, O Valentine.
107.O20.029 Vp then fayre Phenix Bride, frustrate the Sunne,
107.O20.030 Thyselfe from thyne affection
107.O20.031 Takest warmth enough; And from thyne Eye
107.O20.032 All lesser birdes will take theyre Iollitye,
107.O20.033 Vp, vp Fayre Bride, and call
107.O20.034 Thy Starrs, from out theyre seuerall boxes; Take
107.O20.035 Thy Rubyes, Pearles, and Dyamonds, forth, and make
107.O20.036 Thyselfe a Constellation of them All,
107.O20.037 And by theyre blazing signifye
107.O20.038 That a greate Princesse falls, but doth not Dye;
107.O20.039 Bee Thou a new Starr, that to Vs portends
107.O20.040 Ends of much wonder; and bee Thou those Ends,
107.O20.041 Since Thou dost thys day in new Glory shyne,
107.O20.042 May All men date Records, from thys thy Valentyne.
107.O20.043 Come forth, come forth; And as One glorious flame
107.O20.044 Meeting. Another, grows the same,
107.O20.045 So meete thy Frederiche, and so
107.O20.046 To an vnseparable Vnion growe.
107.O20.047 Since separatione
107.O20.048 Falls not on such thinges, as are infinite,
107.O20.049 Nor thinges w%5ch%6 are but One, can disvnite;
107.O20.050 You are twice inseparable, Greate, and One;
107.O20.051 Goe then to where the Bishop stayes
107.O20.052 To make you One, hys way, w%5ch%6 diuers wayes [132]
107.O20.053 Must be effected; And when All is past,
107.O20.054 And that you are One, by harts, and hands made fast,
107.O20.055 you two haue One way left, yourselues to entwine,
107.O20.056 Besides thys Bishops knott, or Bishop Valentine.
107.O20.057 But Oh, what ayles the Sunne, that here he stayes
107.O20.058 Longer to day, than other dayes?
107.O20.059 Stayes he new light, from these to gett?
107.O20.060 And finding here such store, is loth to sett?
107.O20.061 And why doe you two walke
107.O20.062 So slowly pac'd in thys Procession?
107.O20.063 Is all your Care, but to be look'd opon,
107.O20.064 And bee to others Spectacle, & Talke?
107.O20.065 The Feast w%5th%6 glotonous delayes
107.O20.066 Is eaten, and to long theyre meate they prayse,
107.O20.067 The Maskers come to late, and I thincke will stay
107.O20.068 Like Fayeries, till the Cocke crowe them away;
107.O20.069 Alas, did not Antiquitye assigne
107.O20.070 A Night, as well as Day, to thee, O Valentine.
107.O20.071 They did, and Night is come; And yett wee see
107.O20.072 Formalityes retarding Thee.
107.O20.073 What meane these Ladyes, w%5ch%6 as though
107.O20.074 They weare to take a Clocke in peeces, goe
107.O20.075 So nicely aboue the Bride.
107.O20.076 A Bride, before a Good Night cold be sayd, [132v]
107.O20.077 Shold vanish from her Clothes, into her bed,
107.O20.078 As soules from Bodyes steale, and are not spyed.
107.O20.079 But now Shee ys layd; What though shee bee?
107.O20.080 Yett there are more delayes, for where ys Hee?
107.O20.081 He comes, and passes through Spheare, after Spheare:
107.O20.082 First her Sheetes, then her Armes, then Any where.
107.O20.083 Lett not then thys Day, but thys Night bee thyne,
107.O20.084 Thy Day, was but thy Eue to thys, O Valentyne.
107.O20.085 Here lyes a Shee Sunne, and a Hee Maine here,
107.O20.086 She giues the best light to hys Spheare
107.O20.087 Or Each is both, and All, and so,
107.O20.088 They vnto One Another, Nothing owe,
107.O20.089 And yett they doe, but are
107.O20.090 So iust, and ritch, in that Coyne, w%5ch%6 they pay,
107.O20.091 That neyther wold, nor needes forbeare, nor stay,
107.O20.092 Neyther deserues to be spar'd, nor to spare;
107.O20.093 They quickly pay theyre debt, and then,
107.O20.094 Take no Acquittance, but pay agen,
107.O20.095 They pay, they giue, they lend, and so lett fall,
107.O20.096 No such occasion, to be liberall.
107.O20.097 More Truith, more Corage, in these two doe shyne,
107.O20.098 Then All thy Turtles haue, and Sparrowes Valentine.
107.O20.099 And by thys Act of these two Phenixes
107.O20.100 Nature agayne restored ys,
107.O20.101 For since these two, are two no more, [133]
107.O20.102 Thre ys but one Phenix still, as was before;
107.O20.103 Rest now at last, and wee
107.O20.104 As Satyres watch the Sunnes Vprise, will stay,
107.O20.105 Wayting when your Eyes opened, let out day;
107.O20.106 Only desir'd, because your face wee see;
107.O20.107 Others nere you, shall whispering speake,
107.O20.108 And wagers lay, at w%5ch%6 side Day will breake,
107.O20.109 And win by Observing then, whose hand it is,
107.O20.110 That opens first a Curtayne, Hers, or Hys;
107.O20.111 Thys wilbe tryed to morrowe after Nine,
107.O20.112 Tyll w%5ch%6 hower, wee thy Day enlardge, O Valentyne.
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