Richard Edwards Poems
- The Sweet Season When May is in his prime, then may each ...
- When I Was Three When I was three, I had a friend Who asked ...
- Amantium Irae In going to my naked bed as one that would have...
- A Song To The Lute In Musicke Where gripinge grefes the hart ...
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''The falling out of faithful friends, renewing is of love.''Richard Edwards (c.1523-1566), British poet. "Amantium Irae," The Paradise of Dainty Devices (1576). This last line of each of the poem's stanzas ...
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The Sweet Season
When May is in his prime, then may each heart rejoice.
When May bedecks each branch with green, each bird strains forth his voice
The lively sap creeps up into the blooming thorn.
The flowers, which cold in prison kept, now laugh the frost to scorn.
All nature's imps triumph while joyful May doth last;
When May is gone, of all the year the pleasant time is past.
May makes the cheerful hue, May breeds and brings new blood.
May marcheth throughout every limb, May makes the merry mood.
May prieketh tender hearts their warbling notes to tune.
Full strange it is, yet some...