Edward Benlowes

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Edward Benlowes (July 12, 1603 – December 18, 1676) was an English poet, son of Andrew Benlowes of Brent Hall, Essex. He matriculated at St Johns College, Cambridge, in 1620, and on leaving the university he made a prolonged tour on the continent of Europe. He was a Roman Catholic in middle life, but became a convert to Protestantism in his later ...
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The Summary Of Wisedome
Worldlings we court not, envy not, nor fear;
May Friends to Vertue lend their Ear:
While Sinners split on shelves, Saints to
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Theophila Or Loves Sacrifice. Canto I
Spes alit occiduas qui Sublunaribus haeret;
Rivales JESUS non in Amore sinit.
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Theophila Or Loves Sacrifice. Canto Iii
Laetior una Dies, JESU, tua Sacra Canenti;
Quàm sine Te, melicis Secula mille Lyris.
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Theophila Or Loves Sacrifice. Canto Iv
O, DEUS, aut nullo caleat mihi Pectus ab Igne!
Aut solo caleat Pectus ab Igne Tui!
Languet ut Illa Deo, mihi Me ...
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Theophila Or Loves Sacrifice. Canto Ix
Whoso delights to burn in holy Fire
Of Virgin fair Theophila,
Joy, Salamander, ...
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