Delia XXXIII

Original Text: 
Samuel Daniel, Delia. Contayning certayne sonnets: with the complaint of Rosamond (J. C. for S. Waterson, 1592). STC 6243.5. Facs. edn.: Scolar Press, 1969. PR 2464 D4 1592A ROBA.
2And thou with careful brow sitting alone
3Received hast this message from thy glass,
4That tells thee truth and says that all is gone:
5Fresh shalt thou see in me the wounds thou madest,
6Though spent thy flame, in me the heat remaining;
7I that have lov'd thee thus before thou fadest,
8My faith shall wax when thou art in thy waning.
9The world shall find this miracle in me,
10That fire can burn when all the matter's spent;
11Then what my faith hath been thyself shall see,
12And that thou wast unkind thou mayst repent.
13Thou mayst repent that thou hast scorn'd my tears,

Notes

1] Based on Tasso, Rima Amorose, 57. In later editions, Daniel changed golden hairs to "sable hairs" in the last line. Back to Line
14] hairs: Quarto "heares." Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1592
RPO poem Editors: 
F. D. Hoeniger
RPO Edition: 
3RP 1.125.
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