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IDEA: TO THE READER OF THESE SONNETS, INTRODUCTION, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Into these loves, who but for passion looks
Last Line: That cannot long one fashion entertain.
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets; Virtue


Into these loves who but for passion looks,
At this first sight here let him lay them by
And seek elsewhere, in turning other books,
Which better may his labor satisfy.
No far-fetched sigh shall ever wound my breast,
Love from mine eye a tear shall never wring.
Nor in 'Ah me's' my whining sonnets dressed,
A libertine, fantastically I sing.
My verse is the true image of my mind,
Ever in motion, still desiring change;
And as thus to variety inclined,
So in all humors sportively I range:
My muse is rightly of the English strain,
That cannot long one fashion entertain.




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