Delia XLVI

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.
1Let others sing of knights and paladines
3Paint shadows in imaginary lines
4Which well the reach of their high wits records:
5But I must sing of thee, and those fair eyes
7When yet th' unborn shall say, "Lo where she lies
8Whose beauty made him speak that else was dumb."
10That fortify thy name against old age;
11And these thy sacred virtues must protect
12Against the dark, and time's consuming rage.
13Though th' error of my youth they shall discover,
14Suffice they show I liv'd and was thy lover.


2] untimely words: words no longer used. Back to Line
6] Authentic: authenticate. Back to Line
9] arks: shrines. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
F. D. Hoeniger
RPO Edition: 
3RP 1.126.