Delia XLV

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.
2Brother to Death, in silent darkness born:
3Relieve my languish, and restore the light,
4With dark forgetting of my cares, return;
5And let the day be time enough to mourn
6The shipwreck of my ill-adventur'd youth:
7Let waking eyes suffice to wail their scorn,
8Without the torment of the night's untruth.
9Cease dreams, th' imagery of our day-desires,
10To model forth the passions of the morrow;
11Never let rising sun approve you liars,
12To add more grief to aggravate my sorrow.
13Still let me sleep, embracing clouds in vain;
14And never wake to feel the day's disdain.


1] Imitated from Desportes, Hippolyte, 75. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
F. D. Hoeniger
RPO Edition: 
3RP 1.126.