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A DEFIANCE, RETURNING TO THE PLACE OF HIS PAST AMOURS, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: A heart of ice did here my heart inflame
Last Line: I'll triumph more than e'er I griev'd before.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


A HEART of ice did here my heart inflame,
Bound with loose hairs, a pris'ner I became,
Here first sweet Love, tho' bitter in the end,
Flatter'd with spite, with kindness did offend.

But from assaults, a new defence I'm taught,
And my past ills an antidote have brought;
So the poor bird, that once escape has made,
Returns with caution where the net is laid.

With my late damp, all sparks of love expire,
My feet approach, yet does my soul retire,
Tho' near her presence, I can justly say,
My eyes and mind tend quite another way.

With her my lute could no attention find,
Now will I please myself, not sing to th' wind;
With laurel here, where cypress late I wore,
I'll triumph more than e'er I griev'd before.





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