Rose-Cheeked Laura

Original Text: 
Thomas Campion, Observations in the Art of English Poesy (London, 1602.) Facs. edn. Menston: Scolar Press, 1968. PE 1504 C3 1602A Robarts Library
1  Rose-cheek'd Laura, come,
2Sing thou smoothly with thy beauty's
3Silent music, either other
4       Sweetly gracing.
5  Lovely forms do flow
7Heav'n is music, and thy beauty's
8       Birth is heavenly.
9  These dull notes we sing
10Discords need for helps to grace them;
11Only beauty purely loving
12       Knows no discord,
13But still moves delight,
14Like clear springs renew'd by flowing,
15Ever perfect, ever in them-
16       Selves eternal.

Notes

6] concent: harmony. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1602
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP.1.250; RPO 1996-2000.
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