Aemilia Lanyer Poems

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1.
To The Vertuous Reader

Often haue I heard that it is the property of some wo-
men, not only to emulate the virtues and perfections
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2.
To The Lady Elizabeths Grace

Most gratious Ladie, faire ELIZABETH,
Whose Name and Virtues puts us still in mind,
Of her, of whom we are depriv'd by death;
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3.
Salve Deus Rex Judæorum.

Sith Cynthia is ascended to that rest
Of endlesse joy and true Eternitie,
That glorious place that cannot be exprest
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4.
The Description Of Cooke-Ham

Farewell (sweet Cooke-ham) where I first obtain'd
Grace from that Grace where perfit Grace remain'd;
And where the Muses gaue their full consent,
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5.
To All Vertuous Ladies In Generall

Each blessed Lady that in Virtue spends
Your pretious time to beautifie your soules;
Come wait on hir whom winged Fame attends
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6.
To The Doubtfull Reader

Gentle Reader, if thou desire to be resolued, why I
giue this Title, Salue Deus Rex Judaeorum, know
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7.
To The Queenes Most Excellent Majestie

Renowned Empresse, and great Britaines Queene,

Most gratious Mother of succeeding Kings;
Vouchsafe to view that which is seldome seene,
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8.
To The Ladie Arabella

Great learned Ladie, whom I long haue knowne,
And yet not knowne so much as I desired:
Rare Phoenix, whose faire feathers are your owne,
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9.
The Authors Dreame To The Ladie Marie

ME Thought I pass'd through th'Edalyan Groues,
And askt the Graces, if they could direct
Me to a Lady whom Minerva chose,
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10.
The Teares Of The Daughter Of Jarusalem

Thrice happy women ! that obtain'd such grace
From Him whose worth the world could not containe,
Immediately to turne about his face,
As not remembering his great griefe and paine,
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