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CAELIA: SONNETS: 1, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo, I the man that whilom lov'd and lost
Last Line: For entertaining what I lov'd so well.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Love


LO, I the man that whilom lov'd and lost,
Not dreading loss, do sing again of love;
And like a man but lately tempest-toss'd,
Try if my stars still inauspicious prove:
Not to make good that poets never can
Long time without a chosen mistress be,
Do I sing thus; or my affections ran
Within the maze of mutability;
What last I lov'd was beauty of the mind,
And that lodg'd in a temple truly fair,
Which ruin'd now by death, if I can find
The saint that liv'd therein some otherwhere,
I may adore it there, and love the cell
For entertaining what I lov'd so well.





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