WHILE that the sun with his beams hot
Scorched the fruits in vale and mountain,
Philon the shepherd, late forgot,
Sitting beside a crystal fountain
Care for thy soul as thing of greatest price,
Made to the end to taste of power divine,
Devoid of guilt, abhorring sin and vice,
Apt by God's grace to virtue to incline.
When younglings first on Cupid fix their sight,
and see him naked, blindfold and a boy,
What is life, or worldly pleasure?
What is wealth or golden treasure?
What is grace or Princes smiling?