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TO HIS WORTHY FRIEND, MASTER SHAKERLY MARMION, UPON CUPID AND PSYCHE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: To give the world assurance in this cold
Last Line: On cupid kissing psyche, kiss thy book.
Subject(s): Marmion, Shakerley (1602-1639)


To give the world assurance in this cold
And leaden age, that Love must ne'er be old,
Cupid and Psyche thou hast rendered more
Youthful and fair, than did the age of gold.
And if the sweetness they had heretofore
Found least decay, thou dost it now restore
With large increase; instructing Love to love,
And in his mistress more affection move,
In this thy poem; which thou hadst a pen
From Love's own wing to write, -- powerful above
His shafts. For thou some ironhearts of men
Hast made in love with Poesy; that till then
Could not discern her beauty, and less see
Her excellence, as it is drawn out by thee,
In perfect love-lines. Cupid smiles to see't,
And crowns his mistress with thy poetry,
Composed of syllables, that kiss more sweet
Than violets and roses when they meet.
And we, thine art's just lovers, as we look
On Cupid kissing Psyche, kiss thy book.





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