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Amour 1
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Read here (sweet Mayd) the story of my woe,
The dreary abstracts of my endless cares,
With my lives sorrow interlined so;
Smok’d with my sighs, and blotted with my tears:
The sad memorials of my miseries,
Pend in the grief of mine afflicted ghost;
My life’s complaint in doleful Elegies,
With so pure love as time could never boast.
Recieve the incense which I offer here,
By my strong faith ascending to thy fame,
My zeal, my hope, my vows, my praise, my prayer,
My souls oblation to thy sacred name:
Which name my Muse to highest heaven shall raise
By chaste desire, true love, and virtuous praise.