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Poem by Samuel Daniel

Delia 1. Unto the Bboundless Ocean of thy Beauty

    Unto the boundless Ocean of thy beauty 
Runs this poor river, charg'd with streams of zeal:
Returning thee the tribute of my duty,
Which here my love, my youth, my plaints reveal.
    Here I unclasp the book of my charg'd soul, 
Where I have cast th'accounts of all my care:
Here have I summ'd my sighs, here I enroll
How they were spent for thee; look what they are.
    Look on the dear expences of my youth, 
And see how just I reckon with thine eyes:
Examine well they beauty in my truth,
And cross my cares ere greater sums arise.
    Read it, sweet maid, though it be done but slightly; 
    Who can show all his love, doth love but lightly.

Samuel Daniel

Samuel Daniel's other poems:
  1. Delia 31. Look, Delia, how We 'steem the Half-blown Rose
  2. Delia 36. But Love Whilst that thou Mayst be Loved Again
  3. Are They Shadows
  4. Delia 6. Fair is my Love, and Cruel as She's Fair
  5. Delia 46. Let Others Sing of Knights and Paladins

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