Sir William Alexander

An Eccho

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Ah, will no soule giue eare vnto my mone? — one
Who answers thus so kindly when I crie? — I
What fostred thee that pities my despaire? — aire
Thou blabbing guest, what know'st thou of my fall? — all
What did I when I first my Faire disclos'd? — los'd
Where was my reason, that it would not doubt? — out
What canst thou tell me of my Ladies will? — ill
Wherewith can she acquit my loyall part? — art
What hath she then with me to disaguise? — aguise
What haue I done, since she gainst loue repin'd? — pin'd
What did I when I her to life prefer'd? — er'd
What did mine eyes, whil'st she my heart restrain'd? — rain'd
What did she whil'st my muse her praise proclaim'd? — claim'd
And what? and how? this doth me most affright. — of right
What if I neuer sue to her againe? — gaine
And what when all my passions are represt? — rest
But what thing will best serue t'asswage desire? — ire
And what will serue to mitigate my rage? — age
I see the Sunne begins for to descend. — end

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