Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AMORETTI: 12, by EDMUND SPENSER

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AMORETTI: 12, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: One day I sought with her heart-thrilling eyes
Last Line: Against your eies that justice I may gaine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Justice

One day I sought with her hart-thrilling eies
To make a truce, and termes to entertaine,
All fearlesse then of so false enimies,
Which sought me to entrap in treasons traine.
So as I then disarmed did remaine,
A wicked ambush, which lay hidden long
In the close covert of her guilefull eyen,
Thence breaking forth, did thick about me throng.
Too feeble I t' abide the brunt so strong,
Was forst to yeeld my selfe into their hands:
Who me captiving streight with rigorous wrong,
Have ever since me kept in cruell bands.
So, ladie, now to you I doo complaine,
Against your eies that justice I may gaine.

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