William Strode

(1602 - 1644 / England)

On The Picture Of Two Dolphins In A Fountayne - Poem by William Strode

These dolphins twisting each on either side
For joy leapt upp, and gazing there abide;
And whereas other waters fish doe bring,
Here from the fishes doe the waters spring,
Who think it is more glorious to give
Than to receive the juice whereby they live:
And by this milk-white bason learne you may
That pure hands you should bring or beare away,
For which the bason wants no furniture,
Each dolphin wayting makes his mouth an ewer,
Your welcome then you well may understande
When fish themselves give water to your hand.


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  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (6/9/2014 4:10:00 PM)

    Nice work hey (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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