IDENTILIN$$ F107O21|EpEliz|Bod Eng.poet.f.9 (Phillipps)|pp. 128-32. /P:GAS,5-10-90,o/C:T-LP,12Jun91
107.O21.HE1 Vppon the mariage
107.O21.HE2 of the /Prince Palatine %Y&%Z and the Princes
107.O21.HE3 on /St Valentines Day:
107.O21.001 Haile Bishop Valentine whose day this is
107.O21.002 all the air is thy Diocesse
107.O21.003 & all y%5e%6 chirping Queristers
107.O21.004 And other birds are thy parishoners.
107.O21.005 Thou mariest euery yeare
107.O21.006 y%5e%6 Liricke Larke and y%5e%6 graue whisp'ing doue
107.O21.007 the sparrow y%5t%6 neglects his life for loue
107.O21.008 the houshold bird w%5t%6 the red stomacher
107.O21.009 Thou mak'st the blacke bird speed assoone.
107.O21.010 As doth y%5e%6 blackbird or the Halcion, [129]
107.O21.011 y%5e%6 husband Cock looks out and strayght is sped.
107.O21.012 and meets his wife who brings her feather-bed
107.O21.013 y%5is%6 day more cherefully then euer shine
107.O21.014 this day y%5t%6 might inflame thy selfe old /Valentine.
107.O21.015 Till now thou warm'st w%5th%6 multiplying loues
107.O21.016 two Larks, two, sparrows or two doues
107.O21.017 all that was nothing vnto vs
107.O21.018 for thou this day couplest two Phoe%Lnixes
107.O21.019 Thou mak'st a Tap%P see
107.O21.020 what the sunne nere saw; and what the arke
107.O21.021 w%5ch%6 was of fowles, and beasts y%5e%6 cage and parke
107.O21.022 did not conteine one bed containes through th|e|e
107.O21.023 two Phoe%Lnixes whose ioyned breasts
107.O21.024 M:>>ar vnto one another mutuall nests<<
107.O21.025 whose motions kindle such fire as shall giue
107.O21.026 yonge Phoe%Lnixes and yet the old shall liue
107.O21.027 whose loue & cowrage neuer shall decline
107.O21.028 But make the whole yeare through thy day oh /Valentine.
107.O21.029 Vp then faire Phae%Lnix birde frustrate the sunne
107.O21.030 thy selfe from thine affection
107.O21.031 tak'st warmth enough; & from thine eye
107.O21.032 all lesser birds doe take their Jollity
107.O21.033 Vp fair bride and call
107.O21.034 the Stars out their seuerall boxes, take
107.O21.035 thy Rubies, pearles and diamonds foorth; & make
107.O21.036 Thy selfe a Constellation of them all
107.O21.037 & by this blasing signify
107.O21.038 y%5t%6 a great princesse fals but doth not dye.
107.O21.039 Be thou a new star that to vs portends [130]
107.O21.040 Ends of much wonder and bee thou those ends
107.O21.041 since thou dost this day in new glory shine
107.O21.042 may' all men date records from this thy /Valentine
107.O21.043 Come forth come forth and as one glorious flame
107.O21.044 meeting another maks the same
107.O21.045 so meete thy ffredericke and soe
107.O21.046 Into an unseperable vnion grow
107.O21.047 since seperation
107.O21.048 ffalls not on such things as are infinite
107.O21.049 nor those that ar but one can disvnite
107.O21.050 Y%5u%6 are twice inseperable, great and one
107.O21.051 Go then to where the Bishop stayes
107.O21.052 to make you on his wayes, w%5ch%6 diuerse wayes
107.O21.053 must be effected; and when all is past,
107.O21.054 & y%5t%6 y%5u%6 are one by hart and hand made fast
107.O21.055 y%5u%6 haue one way left y%5r%6 selues to entwine
107.O21.056 besides this bishops knott, o%5r%6 bishop /Valentine
107.O21.057 But oh what ayles the sunne y%5t%6 heere he stayes
107.O21.058 Longer to day then other dayes
107.O21.059 stayes he from thee new light to gett
107.O21.060 or finding heere such store is loath to sett
107.O21.061 and why doe you two walke
107.O21.062 so slowely pac'd in this p%Pgression
107.O21.063 is all y%5r%6 Care but to be loek't vpo%M
107.O21.064 and bee to others spectacle and talke
107.O21.065 The feast w%5t%6 glorious delayes
107.O21.066 is eaten and too long the meate they prayse [131]
107.O21.067 The mask's come late, & I thinke will stay
107.O21.068 like ffaires till the Cocke crow y%M away
107.O21.069 alas did not antiquity assigne
107.O21.070 a night as well as day to thee oh, /Valentine
107.O21.071 Shee did and night is come & yet wee see
107.O21.072 formalitye, retarding thee
107.O21.073 w%5t%6: ment those Ladyes w%5t%6 as though
107.O21.074 they were to take a Clocke in peeces goe
107.O21.075 so nicely about the bride
107.O21.076 A bride before a good night could be sayd
107.O21.077 should vanish from her cloaths into her bedd.
107.O21.078 as soules from bodyes steale and are not spide
107.O21.079 But now shee's layd, w%5t%6 though shee bee
107.O21.080 yet there are more delayes for where is hee
107.O21.081 he comes and passes through sphere aft spheare
107.O21.082 first her sheets; then her armes y%M Euery where
107.O21.083 let not y%M this day, but this night bee thine
107.O21.084 the day was butt the Eue, to this oh /Valentine
107.O21.085 Here lyes a she sunne and a hee moone there
107.O21.086 shee giues the best light to his spheare
107.O21.087 or each is both and all and soe
107.O21.088 They %Yv%Zvnto one another nothing owe
107.O21.089 & yet they doe; but are
107.O21.090 So iust and rich in that Coine w%5ch%6 they pay
107.O21.091 y%5t%6 neyther would; nor needs forbeare or stay
107.O21.092 neyther desires to be spar'd nor spare
107.O21.093 they quickely pay their debt; & then
107.O21.094 take no acquittances, but pay agen
107.O21.095 they pay; they giue; they send; & so let fall
107.O21.096 no such occasion to bee liberall
107.O21.097 more trueth more Courage in these two doe shine
107.O21.098 then all thy Sparrowes haue & Turtles /Valentine
107.O21.099 And by this art of these two Phenixes
107.O21.100 nature againe restored is
107.O21.101 for since these two are two no more
107.O21.102 Ther's but one Phoe%Lnix still as was before
107.O21.103 rest now at last and wee
107.O21.104 As satyres watch; the sunns vprise will stay
107.O21.105 wayting when y%5r%6 eyes opening let out day.
107.O21.106 onely desir'd because y%5r%6 face weele see.
107.O21.107 others neerer you shall whispering speake
107.O21.108 & wagers lay at w%5ch%6 side day will breake
107.O21.109 & winne by observing, y%5n%6 whose hand it is
107.O21.110 y%5t%6 open'de first a Curtaine hers or his
107.O21.111 this wilbe tride to morrow after nine
107.O21.112 till w%5ch%6 houre all thy day enlarge oh /Valentine
107.O21.0SS I:D: ffinis
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