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TO DELIA: 35, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou canst not die whilst any zeal abound
Last Line: Suffice thou shalt be loved as well as she.
Subject(s): Love


Thou canst not die whilst any zeal abound
In feeling hearts that can conceive these lines;
Though thou, a Laura, hast no Petrarch found,
In base attire yet clearly beauty shines.
And I, though born in a colder clime,
Do feel mine inward heat as great, I know it;
He never had more faith, although more rhyme;
I love as well, though he could better show it.
But I may add one feather to thy fame
To help her flight throughout the fairest isle;
And if my pen could more enlarge thy name,
Then shouldst thou live in an immortal style.
But though that Laura better limned be,
Suffice thou shalt be loved as well as she.





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