Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, DAVIDS ELEGIE UPON JONATHAN, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT

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First Line: What name of comfort can returne
Last Line: Thy love, as thou, was masculine.
Subject(s): Love; Masculinity (psychology); Mourning; Bereavement

WHAT Name of Comfort can returne
My Heart to mee!
Deare Freind in Thee
My life is dead, my Joy doth mourne.

O Jonathan, my Reverend Mother,
(Though fertile Shee,)
Ne'r blessed Mee
With halfe so sweet & deare a Brother.

Delicious, Freind, wert Thou to Mee;
Engaddies Bed
Did never spread
Perfumes so rich & sweet as Thee.

Thy love to Mee, my Jonathan,
(Heart spare to break
Before I speak)
Thy love knew no Comparison.

Weak Woman's Love, esteem'd wth thine,
Though stout before,
Grew faint & poore;
Thy Love, as Thou, was Masculine.

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