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Are Sun, Moon, or Stars by law forbidden
To smile where they list, or bend away their light?
Are Birds divorc'd, or are they chidden
If they leave their meat, or lie abroad all night?
Beasts do no joyntures lose
Though they new lovers choose,
But we are made worse than those.
Who e're rigg'd fair ships to lie in harbours,
And not to seek lands, or not to deal with all?
Or build fair houses, set trees, and arbors,
Only to lock up, or else to let them fall?
Good is not good unless
A thousand it possess,
But doth waste with greediness.
The Dream.
Dear love, for nothing less than thee
Would I have broke this happy dream,
It was a theame
For reason, much too strong for phantasie,
Therefore thou wak'dst me wisely; yet
My dream thou breakest not, but continuest it,
Thou art so true, that thoughts of thee suffice
To make dreams truths, and fables histories;
Enter these arms, for since thou thoughtst it best,
Not to dream all my dream, let's act the rest.
As lightning, or a Tapers light,
Thine eyes, and not thy noyse wak'd me;
Yet I thought thee
(For thou lov'st truth) an Angel, at first sight,

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