Sir Philip Sidney
Kent / England
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Sonnet Xvii: His Mother Dear Cupid

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His mother dear Cupid offended late,
Because that Mars grown slacker in her love,
With pricking shot he did not throughly more
To keep the pace of their first loving state.

The boy refus'd for fear of Mars's hate,
Who threaten'd stripes, if he his wrath did prove:
But she in chafe him from her lap did shove,
Brake bow, brake shafts, while Cupid weeping sate:
Till that his grandame Nature pityijng it
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Friday, January 3, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: mother
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