Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BRIT. MUS. ADD. MS. 33219, by RICHARD CRASHAW



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BRIT. MUS. ADD. MS. 33219, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: At th' ivory tribunall of your hand
Last Line: Is her lifes wing, or her death's winding-sheet.
Variant Title(s): With Some Poems Sent To A Gentlewoman (1)
Subject(s): Books; Reading


At th' Ivory Tribunall of your hand
(Faire one) these tender leaves doe trembling stand.
Knowing 'tis in the doome of your sweet Eye
Whether the Muse they cloth shall live or die.
Live shee, or dye to Fame; each Leafe you meet
Is her Lifes wing, or her death's winding-sheet.





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