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Lucasta (Volume 1); The Poems of Richard Lovelace, Esquire
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE DEDICATION TO THE RIGHT HON. MY LADY ANNE LOVELACE X. That e'er filVd ambitious eye; To the faire bright Magazin Hath impoverisht Love's O^ueen; To...
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE DEDICATION TO THE RIGHT HON. MY LADY ANNE LOVELACE X. That e'er filVd ambitious eye; To the faire bright Magazin Hath impoverisht Love's O^ueen; To tti Exchequer of all honour (All take pensions but from her); To the taper of the thore Which the god himselfe but bore; To the Sea of Chaste Delight; Let me cast the Drop I write. And as at Loretto's shrine Csesar shovels in his mine, IK Empres spreads her carkanets, The lords submit their coronets, Knights their chased armes hang by, Maids diamond-ruby fancies tye; Whilst from the pilgrim she wears One poore false pearl, but ten true tears: So among the Orient prize, (Saphyr-onyx eulogies) Offered up unto your fame, 0 the richest Treasury Take my Garnet-dublet name, And vouchsafe 'midst those rich joyes ( With devotion) these Toyes. Richard Lovelace VERSES ADDRESSED TO THE AUTHOR TO MY BEST BROTHER ON HIS POEMS CALLED "LUCASTA" NOW y' have oblieg'd the age, thy wel known worth Is to our joy auspiciously brought forth. Good morrow to thy son, thy first borne flame Which, as thou gav'st it birth, stamps it a name, That Fate and a discerning age shall set The chiefest jewell in her coronet. Why then needs all this paines, those season'd pens, That standing lifeguard to a booke (kinde friends), That with officious care thus guard thy gate, As if thy Child were illigitimate? Forgive their freedome, since unto their praise They write to give, not to dispute thy bayes. As when some glorious queen, whose pregnant wombe Brings forth a kingdome with her first-borne Sonne, Marke but the subjects joy full hearts and eyes: Some offer gold, and others sacrifice; This slayes a lambe, that, not so rich as hee, Brings but a dove, this but a bended knee; And though their giftes be various, yet their sence Speaks only this one th...
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