Charles Cotton

(28 April 1630 – 16 February 1687 / Beresford Hall)

Charles Cotton Quotes

To Coelia

WHEN, Coelia, must my old day set,
   And my young morning rise
In beams of joy so bright as yet
   Ne'er bless'd a lover's eyes?
My state is more advanced than when
   I first attempted thee:
I sued to be a servant then,
   But now to be made free.

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