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AMORETTI: 77, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was it a dream, or did I see it plain?
Last Line: My thoughts the guests, which would thereon have fedd.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Food & Eating


Was it a dreame, or did I see it playne?
A goodly table of pure yvory,
All spred with juncats fit to entertayne
The greatest prince with pompous roialty:
Mongst which, there in a silver dish did ly
Twoo golden apples of unvalewd price,
Far passing those which Hercules came by,
Or those which Atalanta did entice;
Exceeding sweet, yet voyd of sinfull vice;
That many sought, yet none could ever taste;
Sweet fruit of pleasure, brought from Paradice
By Love himselfe, and in his garden plaste.
Her brest that table was, so richly spredd;
My thoughts the guests, which would thereon have fedd.





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