Venus and Adonis
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TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE Henrie Wriothesley, Earle of Southampton, and Baron of Titchfield. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE HENRY WRIOTHESLEY, EARL OF SOUTHAMPTON, AND BARON OF TITCHFIELD  Ven
I know not how I shall offend in dedicating my I know not how I shall offend in dedicating my  Ven.d1
vnpolisht lines to your Lordship, nor how the unpolished lines to your Lordship, nor how the  Ven.d2
worlde will censure mee for choosing so strong a world will censure me for choosing so strong a  Ven.d3
proppe to support so weake a burthen, onelye if your prop to support so weak a burden: only, if your  Ven.d4
Honour seeme but pleased, I account my selfe highly Honour seem but pleased, I account my self highly  Ven.d5
praised, and vowe to take aduantage of all idle houres, praised, and vow to take advantage of all idle hours,  Ven.d6
till I haue honoured you with some grauer labour. till I have honoured you with some graver labour.  Ven.d7
Butif the first heire of my inuention proue de- But if the first heir of my invention prove de-  Ven.d8
formed, I shall be sorie it had so noble a god-father: formed, I shall be sorry it had so noble a godfather,  Ven.d9
and neuer after eare so barren a land, for feare it yeeld and never after ear so barren a land, for fear it yield  Ven.d10
me still so bad a haruest, I leaue it to your Honour- me still so bad a harvest. I leave it to your honour-  Ven.d11
able suruey, and your Honor to your hearts able survey, and your Honour to your heart's  Ven.d12
content which I wish may alwaies answere your content; which I wish may always answer your content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happinessVen.d13
owne wish, and the worlds hopefull expectation. own wish and the world's hopeful expectation.  Ven.d14
Your Honors in all dutie, Your Honour's in all duty,  Ven
William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare  Ven
EVEN as the sunne with purple-colourd face, Even as the sun with purple-coloured face purple (adj.)bright-red, blood-coloured, bloodyVen.1
Had tane his last leaue of the weeping morne, Had ta'en his last leave of the weeping morn, morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
Ven.2
Rose-cheekt Adonis hied him to the chace, Rose-cheeked Adonis hied him to the chase; hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speedVen.3
Adonis (n.)[pron: a'dohnis] handsome young man loved by Aphrodite (Greek goddess of sexual love) or (in Roman mythology) Venus
Hunting he lou'd, but loue he laught to scorne: Hunting he loved, but love he laughed to scorn.  Ven.4
Sick-thoughted Venus makes amaine vnto him, Sick-thoughted Venus makes amain unto him, amain (adv.)
old form: amaine
in all haste, at full speed
Ven.5
sick-thoughted (adj.)love-sick, infatuated
Venus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and love
And like a bold fac'd suter ginnes to woo him. And like a bold-faced suitor 'gins to woo him.  Ven.6
Thrise fairer then my selfe, (thus she began) ‘ Thrice-fairer than myself,’ thus she began,  Ven.7
The fields chiefe flower, sweet aboue compare, ‘ The field's chief flower, sweet above compare, compare (n.)comparison, simile, analogyVen.8
Staine to all Nimphs, more louely then a man, Stain to all nymphs, more lovely than a man,  Ven.9
More white, and red, then doues, or roses are: More white and red than doves or roses are;  Ven.10
Nature that made thee with her selfe at strife, Nature that made thee with herself at strife  Ven.11
Saith that the world hath ending with thy life. Saith that the world hath ending with thy life.  Ven.12
Vouchsafe thou wonder to alight thy steed, ‘ Vouchsafe, thou wonder, to alight thy steed,  Ven.13
And raine his proud head to the saddle bow, And rein his proud head to the saddle-bow;  Ven.14
If thou wilt daine this fauor, for thy meed If thou wilt deign this favour, for thy meed meed (n.)reward, prize, recompenseVen.15
A thousand honie secrets shalt thou know: A thousand honey secrets shalt thou know.  Ven.16
Here come and sit, where neuer serpent hisses, Here come and sit, where never serpent hisses,  Ven.17
And being set, Ile smother thee with kisses. And being set, I'll smother thee with kisses; set (adj.)formally seated, arranged in a position of stateVen.18
And yet not cloy thy lips with loth'd sacietie, ‘ And yet not cloy thy lips with loathed satiety, satiety (n.)
old form: sacietie
excess, over-abundance
Ven.19
But rather famish them amid their plentie, But rather famish them amid their plenty,  Ven.20
Making them red, and pale, with fresh varietie: Making them red and pale with fresh variety;  Ven.21
Ten kisses short as one, one long as twentie: Ten kisses short as one, one long as twenty.  Ven.22
A sommers day will seeme an houre but short, A summer's day will seem an hour but short,  Ven.23
Being wasted in such time-beguiling sport. Being wasted in such time-beguiling sport.’ time-beguiling (adj.)which whiles away the timeVen.24
waste (v.)pass, spend, while away
sport (n.)sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance
With this she ceazeth on his sweating palme, With this she seizeth on his sweating palm,  Ven.25
The president of pith, and liuelyhood, The precedent of pith and livelihood, precedent (n.)
old form: president
example, instance, case
Ven.26
pith (n.)strength, toughness, mettle
livelihood (n.)
old form: liuelyhood
liveliness, animation, vivacity
And trembling in her passion, calls it balme, And, trembling in her passion, calls it balm,  Ven.27
Earths soueraigne salue, to do a goddesse good, Earth's sovereign salve to do a goddess good. sovereign (adj.)
old form: soueraigne
excellent, excelling, superlative
Ven.28
Being so enrag'd, desire doth lend her force, Being so enraged, desire doth lend her force enraged (adj.)
old form: enrag'd
passionate, ardent, furiously aroused
Ven.29
Couragiously to plucke him from his horse. Courageously to pluck him from his horse.  Ven.30
Ouer one arme the lustie coursers raine, Over one arm the lusty courser's rein, courser (n.)swift horse, sprinter, chargerVen.31
lusty (adj.)
old form: lustie
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
Vnder her other was the tender boy, Under her other was the tender boy,  Ven.32
Who blusht, and powted in a dull disdaine, Who blushed and pouted in a dull disdain,  Ven.33
With leaden appetite, vnapt to toy, With leaden appetite, unapt to toy; appetite (n.)desire, longing, inclination, fancyVen.34
toy (v.)flirt, dally, make amorous sport
unapt (adj.)
old form: vnapt
not inclined, unwilling, not prone
leaden (adj.)heavy, dull, spiritless
She red, and hot, as coles of glowing fier, She red and hot as coals of glowing fire,  Ven.35
He red for shame, but frostie in desier. He red for shame, but frosty in desire.  Ven.36
The studded bridle on a ragged bough, The studded bridle on a ragged bough ragged (adj.)broken, jagged, fragmentedVen.37
Nimbly she fastens, (ô how quicke is loue!) Nimbly she fastens – O, how quick is love!  Ven.38
The steed is stalled vp, and euen now, The steed is stalled up, and even now stall (v.)tether, settle as in a stableVen.39
To tie the rider she begins to proue: To tie the rider she begins to prove. prove (v.)
old form: proue
test, try out, make trial [of]
Ven.40
Backward she pusht him, as she would be thrust, Backward she pushed him, as she would be thrust,  Ven.41
And gouernd him in strength though not in lust. And governed him in strength, though not in lust.  Ven.42
So soone was she along, as he was downe, So soon was she along as he was down,  Ven.43
Each leaning on their elbowes and their hips: Each leaning on their elbows and their hips;  Ven.44
Now doth she stroke his cheek, now doth he frown, Now doth she stroke his cheek, now doth he frown,  Ven.45
And gins to chide, but soone she stops his lips, And 'gins to chide, but soon she stops his lips, chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveVen.46
And kissing speaks, with lustful language broken, And kissing speaks, with lustful language broken,  Ven.47
If thou wilt chide, thy lips shall neuer open. ‘ If thou wilt chide, thy lips shall never open.’  Ven.48
He burnes with bashfull shame, she with her teares He burns with bashful shame; she with her tears  Ven.49
Doth quench the maiden burning of his cheekes, Doth quench the maiden burning of his cheeks;  Ven.50
Then with her windie sighes, and golden heares, Then with her windy sighs and golden hairs  Ven.51
To fan, and blow them drie againe she seekes. To fan and blow them dry again she seeks.  Ven.52
He saith, she is immodest, blames her misse, He saith she is immodest, blames her miss; miss (n.)
old form: misse
wrong-doing, misbehaviour, misdeed
Ven.53
What followes more, she murthers with a kisse. What follows more she murders with a kiss.  Ven.54
Euen as an emptie Eagle sharpe by fast, Even as an empty eagle, sharp by fast, even, e'en (adv.)
old form: Euen
just, exactly
Ven.55
sharp (adj.)
old form: sharpe
[falconry] famished, hungry, starving
fast (n.)fasting, hunger
Tires with her beake on feathers, flesh, and bone, Tires with her beak on feathers, flesh and bone, tire (v.)feed greedily, prey ravenouslyVen.56
Shaking her wings, deuouring all in hast, Shaking her wings, devouring all in haste,  Ven.57
Till either gorge be stuft, or pray be gone: Till either gorge be stuffed or prey be gone; gorge (n.)throat, stomachVen.58
Euen so she kist his brow, his cheeke, his chin, Even so she kissed his brow, his cheek, his chin, brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]Ven.59
And where she ends, she doth anew begin. And where she ends she doth anew begin.  Ven.60
Forst to content, but neuer to obey, Forced to content, but never to obey, content (n.)acceptance, acquiescenceVen.61
Panting he lies, and breatheth in her face. Panting he lies and breatheth in her face;  Ven.62
She feedeth on the steame, as on a pray, She feedeth on the steam as on a prey,  Ven.63
And calls it heauenly moisture, aire of grace, And calls it heavenly moisture, air of grace,  Ven.64
Wishing her cheeks were gardens ful of flowers, Wishing her cheeks were gardens full of flowers,  Ven.65
So they were dew'd with such distilling showers. So they were dewed with such distilling showers. distilling (adj.)infusing, penetrative, permeating the bodyVen.66
Looke how a bird lyes tangled in a net, Look how a bird lies tangled in a net, tangle (v.)trap, snare, enmesh, hold fastVen.67
So fastned in her armes Adonis lyes, So fastened in her arms Adonis lies;  Ven.68
Pure shame and aw'd resistance made him fret, Pure shame and awed resistance made him fret, awed (adj.)
old form: aw'd
awe-struck, daunted, intimidated
Ven.69
Which bred more beautie in his angrie eyes: Which bred more beauty in his angry eyes.  Ven.70
Raine added to a riuer that is ranke, Rain added to a river that is rank rank (adj.)
old form: ranke
full to overflowing, brimful
Ven.71
Perforce will force it ouerflow the banke. Perforce will force it overflow the bank. perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matterVen.72
Still she intreats, and prettily intreats, Still she entreats, and prettily entreats,  Ven.73
For to a prettie eare she tunes her tale. For to a pretty ear she tunes her tale: tale (n.)talking, discourseVen.74
tune (v.)sing, utter, sound out
Still is he sullein, still he lowres and frets, Still is he sullen, still he lours and frets,  Ven.75
Twixt crimson shame, and anger ashie pale, 'Twixt crimson shame and anger ashy-pale.  Ven.76
Being red she loues him best, and being white, Being red, she loves him best, and being white,  Ven.77
Her best is betterd with a more delight. Her best is bettered with a more delight. more (adj.)greaterVen.78
Looke how he can, she cannot chuse but loue, Look how he can, she cannot choose but love;  Ven.79
And by her faire immortall hand she sweares, And by her fair immortal hand she swears  Ven.80
From his soft bosome neuer to remoue, From his soft bosom never to remove  Ven.81
Till he take truce with her contending teares, Till he take truce with her contending tears, contending (adj.)struggling, antagonistic, opposedVen.82
truce, takecome to terms, negotiate
Which lõg haue raind, making her cheeks al wet, Which long have rained, making her cheeks all wet;  Ven.83
And one sweet kisse shal pay this comptlesse debt. And one sweet kiss shall pay this countless debt. comptless
old form: comptlesse
incalculable, inestimable, immeasureable
Ven.84
Vpon this promise did he raise his chin, Upon this promise did he raise his chin,  Ven.85
Like a diuedapper peering through a waue, Like a dive-dapper peering through a wave, dive-dapper (n.)
old form: diuedapper
diving waterfowl, dabchick
Ven.86
Who being lookt on, ducks as quickly in: Who, being looked on, ducks as quickly in;  Ven.87
So offers he to giue what she did craue, So offers he to give what she did crave; crave (v.)
old form: craue
beg, entreat, request
Ven.88
But when her lips were readie for his pay, But when her lips were ready for his pay,  Ven.89
He winks, and turnes his lips another way. He winks, and turns his lips another way. wink (v.)shrink away, wince, flinchVen.90
Neuer did passenger in sommers heat, Never did passenger in summer's heat passenger (n.)wayfarer, traveller, passer-byVen.91
More thirst for drinke, then she for this good turne, More thirst for drink than she for this good turn.  Ven.92
Her helpe she sees, but helpe she cannot get, Her help she sees, but help she cannot get;  Ven.93
She bathes in water, yet her fire must burne: She bathes in water, yet her fire must burn.  Ven.94
Oh pitie gan she crie, flint-hearted boy, ‘ O, pity,’ 'gan she cry, ‘ flint-hearted boy! 'gan, can (v.)beganVen.95
Tis but a kisse I begge, why art thou coy? 'Tis but a kiss I beg; why art thou coy? coy (adj.)unresponsive, distant, standoffish, disdainfulVen.96
I haue bene wooed as I intreat thee now, ‘ I have been wooed, as I entreat thee now,  Ven.97
Euen by the sterne, and direfull god of warre, Even by the stern and direful god of war, direful (adj.)
old form: direfull
dreadful, terrible, frightful
Ven.98
Whose sinowie necke in battell nere did bow, Whose sinewy neck in battle ne'er did bow, sinewy (adj.)
old form: sinowie
muscular, well-developed, brawny
Ven.99
Who conquers where he comes in euerie iarre, Who conquers where he comes in every jar; jar (n.)
old form: iarre
conflict, quarrel, dissension
Ven.100
Yet hath he bene my captiue, and my slaue, Yet hath he been my captive and my slave,  Ven.101
And begd for that which thou vnaskt shalt haue. And begged for that which thou unasked shalt have.  Ven.102
Ouer my Altars hath he hong his launce, ‘ Over my altars hath he hung his lance,  Ven.103
His battred shield, his vncontrolled crest, His battered shield, his uncontrolled crest, crest (n.)[originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-pieceVen.104
uncontrolled (adj.)
old form: vncontrolled
not subject to control, never dominated
And for my sake hath learnd to sport, and daunce, And for my sake hath learned to sport and dance,  Ven.105
To toy, to wanton, dallie, smile, and iest, To toy, to wanton, dally, smile and jest, toy (v.)flirt, dally, make amorous sportVen.106
wanton (v.)play, sport, frolic
Scorning his churlish drumme, and ensigne red, Scorning his churlish drum and ensign red, churlish (adj.)violent, rough, harshVen.107
Making my armes his field, his tent my bed. Making my arms his field, his tent my bed.  Ven.108
Thus he that ouer-ruld, I ouer-swayed, ‘ Thus he that overruled I overswayed, oversway (v.)
old form: ouer-swayed
prevail upon, override, overturn
Ven.109
Leading him prisoner in a red rose chaine, Leading him prisoner in a red-rose chain:  Ven.110
Strong-temperd steele his stronger strength obayed. Strong-tempered steel his stronger strength obeyed,  Ven.111
Yet was he seruile to my coy disdaine, Yet was he servile to my coy disdain. coy (adj.)gentle, considerate, solicitousVen.112
servile (adj.)
old form: seruile
subordinate, controlled [by]
Oh be not proud, nor brag not of thy might, O, be not proud, nor brag not of thy might,  Ven.113
For maistring her that foyld the god of fight. For mastering her that foiled the god of fight! foil (v.)
old form: foyld
defeat, overcome; throw [in wrestling]
Ven.114
Touch but my lips with those faire lips of thine, ‘ Touch but my lips with those fair lips of thine-  Ven.115
Though mine be not so faire, yet are they red, Though mine be not so fair, yet are they red –  Ven.116
The kisse shalbe thine owne as well as mine, The kiss shall be thine own as well as mine.  Ven.117
What seest thou in the ground? hold vp thy head, What see'st thou in the ground? hold up thy head,  Ven.118
Looke in mine ey-bals, there thy beautie lyes, Look in mine eyeballs, there thy beauty lies;  Ven.119
Then why not lips on lips, since eyes in eyes? Then why not lips on lips, since eyes in eyes?  Ven.120
Art thou asham'd to kisse? then winke againe, ‘ Art thou ashamed to kiss? then wink again, wink (v.)
old form: winke
shut one's eyes
Ven.121
And I will winke, so shall the day seeme night. And I will wink; so shall the day seem night.  Ven.122
Loue keepes his reuels where there are but twaine: Love keeps his revels where there are but twain;  Ven.123
Be bold to play, our sport is not in sight, Be bold to play, our sport is not in sight. sport (n.)sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dallianceVen.124
These blew-veind violets whereon we leane, These blue-veined violets whereon we lean  Ven.125
Neuer can blab, nor know not what we meane. Never can blab, nor know not what we mean. blab (v.)talk indiscreetly, betray secretsVen.126
The tender spring vpon thy tempting lip, ‘ The tender spring upon thy tempting lip spring (n.)sapling, shoot, young growthVen.127
Shewes thee vnripe; yet maist thou well be tasted, Shews thee unripe; yet mayst thou well be tasted:  Ven.128
Make vse of time, let not aduantage slip, Make use of time, let not advantage slip; advantage (n.)
old form: aduantage
right moment, favourable opportunity
Ven.129
Beautie within it selfe should not be wasted, Beauty within itself should not be wasted.  Ven.130
Faire flowers that are not gathred in their prime, Fair flowers that are not gathered in their prime  Ven.131
Rot, and consume them selues in litle time. Rot, and consume themselves in little time.  Ven.132
Were I hard-fauourd, foule, or wrinckled old, ‘ Were I hard-favoured, foul, or wrinkled-old, hard-favoured (adj.)
old form: hard-fauourd
ugly, unattractive, unsightly, hideous
Ven.133
foul (adj.)
old form: foule
plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
Il-nurtur'd, crooked, churlish, harsh in voice, Ill-nurtured, crooked, churlish, harsh in voice, crooked (adj.)malignant, perverse, contrary, deviousVen.134
churlish (adj.)rude, blunt, ungracious
Ore-worne, despised, reumatique, and cold, O'erworn, despised, rheumatic and cold, overworn (adj.)
old form: Ore-worne
faded, worn out, worse for wear
Ven.135
rheumatic (adj.)
old form: reumatique
with symptoms of rheum [watery discharge], catarrhal, cold-like
Thick-sighted, barren, leane, and lacking iuyce; Thick-sighted, barren, lean, and lacking juice, thick-sighted (adj.)with bad eyesightVen.136
Thẽ mightst thou pause, for thẽ I were not for thee, Then mightst thou pause, for then I were not for thee;  Ven.137
But hauing no defects, why doest abhor me? But having no defects, why dost abhor me?  Ven.138
Thou canst not see one wrinckle in my brow, ‘ Thou canst not see one wrinkle in my brow; brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]Ven.139
Mine eyes are grey, and bright, & quicke in turning: Mine eyes are grey and bright and quick in turning: grey (adj.)[of eyes] grey-blue, blue-tingedVen.140
My beautie as the spring doth yearelie grow, My beauty as the spring doth yearly grow,  Ven.141
My flesh is soft, and plumpe, my marrow burning, My flesh is soft and plump, my marrow burning;  Ven.142
My smooth moist hand, were it with thy hand felt, My smooth moist hand, were it with thy hand felt,  Ven.143
Would in thy palme dissolue, or seeme to melt. Would in thy palm dissolve, or seem to melt.  Ven.144
Bid me discourse, I will inchaunt thine eare, ‘ Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear, discourse (v.)talk, chat, converseVen.145
enchant (v.)
old form: inchaunt
charm, bewitch, win over
Or like a Fairie, trip vpon the greene, Or, like a fairy, trip upon the green,  Ven.146
Or like a Nimph, with long disheueled heare, Or, like a nymph, with long dishevelled hair,  Ven.147
Daunce on the sands, and yet no footing seene. Dance on the sands, and yet no footing seen. footing (n.)footprint, track, trailVen.148
Loue is a spirit all compact of fire, Love is a spirit all compact of fire, compact (adj.)made up, composedVen.149
Not grosse to sinke, but light, and will aspire. Not gross to sink, but light, and will aspire. aspire (v.)ascend, rise up, climb [to]Ven.150
gross (adj.)
old form: grosse
heavy, weighty, bulky
Witnesse this Primrose banke whereon I lie, ‘ Witness this primrose bank whereon I lie;  Ven.151
These forcelesse flowers like sturdy trees support me: These forceless flowers like sturdy trees support me; forceless (adj.)
old form: forcelesse
frail, fragile, delicate
Ven.152
Two strẽgthles doues will draw me through the skie, Two strengthless doves will draw me through the sky strengthless (adj.)
old form: stregthles
weak, delicate, puny
Ven.153
From morne till night, euen where I list to sport me. From morn till night, even where I list to sport me. morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
Ven.154
sport (v.)make merry, take pleasure (in)
list (v.)wish, like, please
Is loue so light sweet boy, and may it be, Is love so light, sweet boy, and may it be  Ven.155
That thou should thinke it heauie vnto thee? That thou shouldst think it heavy unto thee? heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
tedious, tiresome, uninteresting
Ven.156
Is thine owne heart to thine owne face affected? ‘ Is thine own heart to thine own face affected? affected (adj.)devoted, totally in love [with]Ven.157
Can thy right hand ceaze loue vpon thy left? Can thy right hand seize love upon thy left?  Ven.158
Then woo thy selfe, be of thy selfe reiected: Then woo thyself, be of thyself rejected,  Ven.159
Steale thine own freedome, and complaine on theft. Steal thine own freedom, and complain on theft.  Ven.160
Narcissus so him selfe him selfe forsooke, Narcissus so himself himself forsook, Narcissus (n.)handsome youth who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool; he pined away and was turned into a flowerVen.161
And died to kisse his shadow in the brooke. And died to kiss his shadow in the brook. shadow (n.)reflection, reflected imageVen.162
Torches are made to light, iewels to weare, ‘ Torches are made to light, jewels to wear,  Ven.163
Dainties to tast, fresh beautie for the vse, Dainties to taste, fresh beauty for the use, dainty (n.)delicacy, choice foodstuffVen.164
Herbes for their smell, and sappie plants to beare. Herbs for their smell, and sappy plants to bear;  Ven.165
Things growing to them selues, are growths abuse, Things growing to themselves are growth's abuse.  Ven.166
Seeds spring frõ seeds, & beauty breedeth beauty, Seeds spring from seeds and beauty breedeth beauty;  Ven.167
Thou wast begot, to get it is thy duty. Thou wast begot; to get it is thy duty.  Ven.168
Vpon the earths increase why shouldst thou feed, ‘ Upon the earth's increase why shouldst thou feed, increase (n.)produce, growth, yield, cropVen.169
Vnlesse the earth with thy increase be fed? Unless the earth with thy increase be fed?  Ven.170
By law of nature thou art bound to breed, By law of nature thou art bound to breed,  Ven.171
That thine may liue, when thou thy selfe art dead: That thine may live when thou thyself art dead;  Ven.172
And so in spite of death thou doest suruiue, And so in spite of death thou dost survive,  Ven.173
In that thy likenesse still is left aliue. In that thy likeness still is left alive.’  Ven.174
By this the loue-sicke Queene began to sweate, By this, the love-sick queen began to sweat,  Ven.175
For where they lay the shadow had forsooke them, For where they lay the shadow had forsook them, shadow (n.)shade from the sunVen.176
And Titan tired in the midday heate, And Titan, tired in the mid-day heat, Titan (n.)one of the titles of the Roman sun-god, SolVen.177
With burning eye did hotly ouer-looke them, With burning eye did hotly overlook them, overlook (v.)
old form: ouer-looke
rise above, look down on
Ven.178
hotly (adv.)angrily, passionately, fiercely
Wishing Adonis had his teame to guide, Wishing Adonis had his team to guide,  Ven.179
So he were like him, and by Venus side. So he were like him, and by Venus' side.  Ven.180
And now Adonis with a lazie sprite, And now Adonis, with a lazy spright, sprite, spright (n.)spirit, feeling, frame of mindVen.181
And with a heauie, darke, disliking eye, And with a heavy, dark, disliking eye, dark (adj.)
old form: darke
sad, melancholic, gloomy
Ven.182
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
His lowring browes ore-whelming his faire sight, His louring brows o'erwhelming his fair sight, brow (n.)
old form: browes
eyebrow
Ven.183
sight (n.)eye
louring (adj.)
old form: lowring
frowning, scowling, angry
Likd mistie vapors when they blot the skie, Like misty vapours when they blot the sky, blot (v.)obscure, darken, cloudVen.184
vapour (n.)
old form: vapors
mist, cloud, fog
So wring his cheekes, cries, fie, no more of loue, Souring his cheeks, cries ‘ Fie, no more of love! sour (v.)give a morose expression, make sullenVen.185
The sunne doth burne my face I must remoue. The sun doth burn my face; I must remove.’  Ven.186
Ay, me, (quoth Venus) young, and so vnkinde, ‘ Ay me,’ quoth Venus, ‘ young, and so unkind! quoth (v.)saidVen.187
What bare excuses mak'st thou to be gon? What bare excuses mak'st thou to be gone! bare (adj.)worthless, wretched; or: barefaced, shamelessVen.188
Ile sigh celestiall breath, whose gentle winde, I'll sigh celestial breath, whose gentle wind  Ven.189
Shall coole the heate of this descending sun: Shall cool the heat of this descending sun;  Ven.190
Ile make a shadow for thee of my heares, I'll make a shadow for thee of my hairs; shadow (n.)shade, seclusion, place of retirementVen.191
If they burn too, Ile quench them with my teares. If they burn too, I'll quench them with my tears.  Ven.192
The sun that shines from heauen, shines but warme, ‘ The sun that shines from heaven shines but warm,  Ven.193
And lo I lye betweene that sunne, and thee: And, lo, I lie between that sun and thee;  Ven.194
The heate I haue from thence doth litle harme, The heat I have from thence doth little harm,  Ven.195
Thine eye darts forth the fire that burneth me, Thine eye darts forth the fire that burneth me;  Ven.196
And were I not immortall, life were done, And were I not immortal, life were done  Ven.197
Betweene this heauenly, and earthly sunne. Between this heavenly and earthly sun.  Ven.198
Art thou obdurate, flintie, hard as steele? ‘ Art thou obdurate, flinty, hard as steel? obdurate (adj.)stubborn, obstinate, inflexibleVen.199
Nay more then flint, for stone at raine relenteth: Nay, more than flint, for stone at rain relenteth. relent (v.)yield, give way, give upVen.200
Art thou a womans sonne and canst not feele Art thou a woman's son, and canst not feel  Ven.201
What tis to loue, how want of loue tormenteth? What 'tis to love? how want of love tormenteth? want (n.)lack, shortage, dearthVen.202
O had thy mother borne so hard a minde, O, had thy mother borne so hard a mind,  Ven.203
She had not brought forth thee, but died vnkind. She had not brought forth thee, but died unkind. unkind (adj.)
old form: vnkind
hostile, cruel, harsh
Ven.204
What am I that thou shouldst contemne me this? ‘ What am I that thou shouldst contemn me this? contemn (v.)
old form: contemne
despise, scorn, treat with contempt
Ven.205
Or what great danger, dwels vpon my sute? Or what great danger dwells upon my suit? suit (n.)
old form: sute
wooing, courtship
Ven.206
What were thy lips the worse for one poore kis? What were thy lips the worse for one poor kiss?  Ven.207
Speake faire, but speake faire words, or else be mute: Speak, fair; but speak fair words, or else be mute.  Ven.208
Giue me one kisse, Ile giue it thee againe, Give me one kiss, I'll give it thee again,  Ven.209
And one for intrest, if thou wilt haue twaine. And one for interest, if thou wilt have twain.  Ven.210
Fie, liuelesse picture, cold, and sencelesse stone, ‘ Fie, lifeless picture, cold and senseless stone, senseless (adj.)
old form: sencelesse
lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
Ven.211
Well painted idoll, image dull, and dead, Well-painted idol, image dull and dead,  Ven.212
Statüe contenting but the eye alone, Statue contenting but the eye alone, content (v.)please, gratify, delight, satisfyVen.213
Thing like a man, but of no woman bred: Thing like a man, but of no woman bred!  Ven.214
Thou art no man, though of a mans complexion, Thou art no man, though of a man's complexion, complexion (n.)constitution, physical make-up, outward appearanceVen.215
For men will kisse euen by their owne direction. For men will kiss even by their own direction.’  Ven.216
This said, impatience chokes her pleading tongue, This said, impatience chokes her pleading tongue,  Ven.217
And swelling passion doth prouoke a pause, And swelling passion doth provoke a pause; passion (n.)powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]Ven.218
Red cheeks, and fierie eyes blaze forth her wrong: Red cheeks and fiery eyes blaze forth her wrong; blaze, blaze forth (v.)proclaim, divulge, make knownVen.219
Being Iudge in loue, she cannot right her cause. Being judge in love, she cannot right her cause;  Ven.220
And now she weeps, & now she faine would speake And now she weeps, and now she fain would speak, fain (adv.)
old form: faine
gladly, willingly
Ven.221
And now her sobs do her intendments breake. And now her sobs do her intendments break. intendment (n.)intent, intention, purposeVen.222
Sometime she shakes her head, and then his hand, Sometimes she shakes her head, and then his hand; sometime (adv.)sometimes, now and thenVen.223
Now gazeth she on him, now on the ground; Now gazeth she on him, now on the ground;  Ven.224
Sometime her armes infold him like a band, Sometime her arms infold him like a band; band (n.)bond, shackle, chainVen.225
infold (v.)enfold, wrap up, conceal
She would, he will not in her armes be bound: She would, he will not in her arms be bound;  Ven.226
And when from thence he struggles to be gone, And when from thence he struggles to be gone,  Ven.227
She locks her lillie fingers one in one. She locks her lily fingers one in one.  Ven.228
Fondling, she saith, since I haue hemd thee here ‘ Fondling,’ she saith, ‘ since I have hemmed thee here hem (v.)
old form: hemd
enclose, surround, confine
Ven.229
fondling (n.)[term of endearrment] foolish one, dear pet
Within the circuit of this iuorie pale, Within the circuit of this ivory pale, pale (n.)fence, paling, enclosureVen.230
Ile be a parke, and thou shalt be my deare: I'll be a park, and thou shalt be my deer;  Ven.231
Feed where thou wilt, on mountaine, or in dale; Feed where thou wilt, on mountain or in dale;  Ven.232
Graze on my lips, and if those hils be drie, Graze on my lips, and if those hills be dry,  Ven.233
Stray lower, where the pleasant fountaines lie. Stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie.  Ven.234
Witin this limit is reliefe inough, ‘ Within this limit is relief enough, relief (n.)
old form: reliefe
refreshment, sustenance, pasture
Ven.235
limit (n.)delimited territory, precinct, bounded region
Sweet bottome grasse, and high delightfull plaine, Sweet bottom-grass and high delightful plain, bottom (n.)
old form: bottome
valley, hollow, dell
Ven.236
Round rising hillocks, brakes obscure, and rough, Round rising hillocks, brakes obscure and rough, brake (n.)bush, thicketVen.237
To shelter thee from tempest, and from raine: To shelter thee from tempest and from rain:  Ven.238
Then be my deare, since I am such a parke, Then be my deer, since I am such a park;  Ven.239
No dog shal rowze thee, though a thousand bark. No dog shall rouse thee, though a thousand bark.’ rouse (v.)
old form: rowze
[hunting] startle from a lair, draw out
Ven.240
At this Adonis smiles as in disdaine, At this Adonis smiles as in disdain,  Ven.241
That in ech cheeke appeares a prettie dimple; That in each cheek appears a pretty dimple;  Ven.242
Loue made those hollowes, if him selfe were slaine, Love made those hollows, if himself were slain,  Ven.243
He might be buried in a tombe so simple, He might be buried in a tomb so simple,  Ven.244
Foreknowing well, if there he came to lie, Foreknowing well, if there he came to lie,  Ven.245
Why there loue liu'd, & there he could not die. Why, there Love lived, and there he could not die.  Ven.246
These louely caues, these round inchanting pits, These lovely caves, these round enchanting pits,  Ven.247
Opend their mouthes to swallow Venus liking: Opened their mouths to swallow Venus' liking. liking (n.)desire, will, pleasureVen.248
Being mad before, how doth she now for wits? Being mad before, how doth she now for wits? wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)Ven.249
Strucke dead at first, what needs a second striking? Struck dead at first, what needs a second striking?  Ven.250
Poore Queene of loue, in thine own law forlorne, Poor queen of love, in thine own law forlorn,  Ven.251
To loue a cheeke that smiles at thee in scorne. To love a cheek that smiles at thee in scorn!  Ven.252
Now which way shall she turne? what shall she say? Now which way shall she turn? what shall she say?  Ven.253
Her words are done, her woes the more increasing, Her words are done, her woes the more increasing;  Ven.254
The time is spent, her obiect will away, The time is spent, her object will away,  Ven.255
And ftom her twining armes doth vrge releasing: And from her twining arms doth urge releasing.  Ven.256
Pitie she cries, some fauour, some remorse, ‘ Pity,’ she cries, ‘ some favour, some remorse!’ remorse (n.)pity, compassion, tendernessVen.257
Away he springs, and hasteth to his horse. Away he springs, and hasteth to his horse.  Ven.258
But lo from forth a copp s that neighbors by, But lo, from forth a copse that neighbours by, by (adv.)near by, close at handVen.259
A breeding Iennet, lustie, young, and proud, A breeding jennet, lusty, young and proud, jennet, gennet (n.)
old form: Iennet
small Spanish horse
Ven.260
lusty (adj.)
old form: lustie
vigorous, strong, robust, eager
Adonis trampling Courser doth espy: Adonis' trampling courser doth espy, courser (n.)swift horse, sprinter, chargerVen.261
espy (v.)catch sight of, discern, see
And forth she rushes, snorts, and neighs aloud. And forth she rushes, snorts and neighs aloud.  Ven.262
The strong-neckt steed being tied vnto a tree, The strong-necked steed, being tied unto a tree,  Ven.263
Breaketh his raine, and to her straight goes hee. Breaketh his rein and to her straight goes he. straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at onceVen.264
Imperiously he leaps, he neighs, he bounds, Imperiously he leaps, he neighs, he bounds, imperiously (adv.)majestically, with a commanding mannerVen.265
And now his wouen girthes he breaks asunder, And now his woven girths he breaks asunder;  Ven.266
The bearing earth with his hard hoofe he wounds, The bearing earth with his hard hoof he wounds,  Ven.267
Whose hollow wombe resounds like heauens thunder, Whose hollow womb resounds like heaven's thunder;  Ven.268
The yron bit he crusheth tweene his teeth, The iron bit he crusheth 'tween his teeth,  Ven.269
Controlling what he was controlled with. Controlling what he was controlled with.  Ven.270
His eares vp prickt, his braided hanging mane His ears up-pricked; his braided hanging mane braided (adj.)plaited, woven, divided into locksVen.271
up-pricked (adj.)
old form: vp prickt
pricked up, alert
Vpon his compast crest now stand on end, Upon his compassed crest now stand on end; compassed (adj.)
old form: compast
curved, rounded, arched
Ven.272
crest (n.)[on an animal head or neck] ridge of feathers, ridge of hairs; hackles
His nostrils drinke the aire, and forth againe His nostrils drink the air, and forth again,  Ven.273
As from a fornace, vapors doth he send: As from a furnace, vapours doth he send: vapour (n.)
old form: vapors
hot steamy breath
Ven.274
His eye which scornfully glisters like fire, His eye, which scornfully glisters like fire, glister (v.)glitter, sparkle, gleamVen.275
Shewes his hote courage, and his high desire. Shows his hot courage and his high desire. courage (n.)lust, sexual desireVen.276
Sometime he trots, as if he told the steps, Sometime he trots, as if he told the steps, tell (v.)count out, number, itemizeVen.277
sometime (adv.)sometimes, now and then
With gentle maiestie, and modest pride, With gentle majesty and modest pride; gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, nobleVen.278
Anon he reres vpright, curuets, and leaps, Anon he rears upright, curvets and leaps, anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyVen.279
curvet (v.)
old form: curuets
[of a horse] leap about, act friskily, prance
As who should say, lo thus my strength is tride. As who should say ‘ Lo, thus my strength is tried, try (v.)
old form: tride
prove, ascertain, find out
Ven.280
And this I do, to captiuate the eye, And this I do to captivate the eye captivate (v.)
old form: captiuate
make captive, capture, imprison
Ven.281
Of the faire breeder that is standing by. Of the fair breeder that is standing by.’  Ven.282
What recketh he his riders angrie sturre, What recketh he his rider's angry stir, stir (n.)
old form: sturre
movement, motion, agitation
Ven.283
reck (v.)regard, heed, care [for]
His flattering holla, or his stand, I say, His flattering ‘ Holla ’ or his ‘ Stand, I say ’? holla (int.)whoa, stop [to a horse]Ven.284
What cares he now, for curbe, or pricking spurre, What cares he now for curb or pricking spur?  Ven.285
For rich caparisons, or trappings gay: For rich caparisons or trappings gay? caparison (n.)trappings, adornments, trimmingsVen.286
He sees his loue, and nothing else he sees, He sees his love, and nothing else he sees,  Ven.287
For nothing else with his proud sight agrees. For nothing else with his proud sight agrees.  Ven.288
Looke when a Painter would surpasse the life, Look when a painter would surpass the life,  Ven.289
In limming out a well proportioned steed, In limning out a well-proportioned steed, limn out (v.)
old form: limming
paint, draw, portray
Ven.290
His Art with Natures workmanship at strife, His art with nature's workmanship at strife,  Ven.291
As if the dead the liuing should exceed: As if the dead the living should exceed;  Ven.292
So did this Horse excell a common one, So did this horse excel a common one common (adj.)average, usual, general, ordinaryVen.293
In shape, in courage, colour, pace and bone. In shape, in courage, colour, pace and bone. bone (n.)body, physique, bodily frameVen.294
pace (n.)way of walking, gait
Round hooft, short ioynted, fetlocks shag, and long, Round-hoofed, short-jointed, fetlocks shag and long, shag (adj.)shaggy, with long rough hairVen.295
Broad breast, full eye, small head, and nostrill wide, Broad breast, full eye, small head and nostril wide,  Ven.296
High crest, short eares, straight legs, & passing strõg, High crest, short ears, straight legs and passing strong, passing (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremelyVen.297
Thin mane, thicke taile, broad buttock, tender hide: Thin mane, thick tail, broad buttock, tender hide:  Ven.298
Looke what a Horse should haue, he did not lack, Look what a horse should have he did not lack,  Ven.299
Saue a proud rider on so proud a back. Save a proud rider on so proud a back.  Ven.300
Sometime he scuds farre off, aud there he stares, Sometime he scuds far off and there he stares; scud (v.)move briskly, run swiftlyVen.301
Anon he starts, at sturring of a feather: Anon he starts at stirring of a feather; anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyVen.302
To bid the wind a base he now prepares, To bid the wind a base he now prepares, bid the base / basschallenge someone to a chase [from ‘prisoner's base’, a boy's chasing game]Ven.303
And where he runne, or flie, they know not whether: And whe'er he run or fly they know not whether;  Ven.304
For through his mane, & taile, the high wind sings, For through his mane and tail the high wind sings,  Ven.305
Fanning the haires, who waue like feathred wings. Fanning the hairs, who wave like feathered wings.  Ven.306
He lookes vpon his loue, and neighes vnto her, He looks upon his love and neighs unto her;  Ven.307
She answers him, as if she knew his minde, She answers him as if she knew his mind;  Ven.308
Being proud as females are, to see him woo her, Being proud, as females are, to see him woo her,  Ven.309
She puts on outward strangenesse, seemes vnkinde: She puts on outward strangeness, seems unkind, strangeness (n.)
old form: strangenesse
estrangement, disaffection, coldness, aloofness
Ven.310
Spurnes at his loue, and scorns the heat he feeles, Spurns at his love and scorns the heat he feels, spurn against / at (v.)
old form: Spurnes
kick out at, treat with contempt
Ven.311
Beating his kind imbracements with her heeles. Beating his kind embracements with her heels. embracement (n.)
old form: imbracements
embrace, clasping, hug
Ven.312
Then like a melancholy malcontent, Then, like a melancholy malcontent,  Ven.313
He vailes his taile that like a falling plume, He veils his tail that, like a falling plume, vail (v.)
old form: vailes
lower, bow down, cast down [as in submission]
Ven.314
Coole shadow to his melting buttocke lent, Cool shadow to his melting buttock lent;  Ven.315
He stamps, and bites the poore flies in his fume: He stamps, and bites the poor flies in his fume. fume (n.)fit of anger, furious moodVen.316
His loue perceiuing how he was inrag'd, His love, perceiving how he was enraged,  Ven.317
Grew kinder, and his furie was asswag'd. Grew kinder, and his fury was assuaged.  Ven.318
His testie maister goeth about to take him, His testy master goeth about to take him; testy (adj.)
old form: testie
irritable, peevish, short-tempered
Ven.319
go about (v.)endeavour, set to work, start trying
When lo the vnbackt breeder full of feare, When, lo, the unbacked breeder, full of fear, unbacked (adj.)
old form: vnbackt
unbroken, untrained, undisciplined
Ven.320
Iealous of catching, swiftly doth forsake him, Jealous of catching, swiftly doth forsake him, jealous (adj.)
old form: Iealous
suspicious, mistrustful, wary, watchful
Ven.321
With her the Horse, and left Adonis there: With her the horse, and left Adonis there.  Ven.322
As they were mad vnto the wood they hie them, As they were mad, unto the wood they hie them, hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speedVen.323
Outstripping crowes, that striue to ouerfly them. Out-stripping crows that strive to over-fly them. over-fly (v.)
old form: ouerfly
fly past, overtake in flight
Ven.324
All swolne with chafing, downe Adonis sits, All swoln with chafing, down Adonis sits, chafing (n.)irritation, anger, rageVen.325
swoln (adj.)
old form: swolne
variant spelling of ‘swollen’
Banning his boystrous, and vnruly beast; Banning his boisterous and unruly beast; ban (v.)curse, damn, revileVen.326
And now the happie season once more fits And now the happy season once more fits  Ven.327
That louesicke loue, by pleading may be blest: That love-sick Love by pleading may be blest;  Ven.328
For louers say, the heart hath treble wrong, For lovers say, the heart hath treble wrong  Ven.329
When it is bard the aydance of the tongue. When it is barred the aidance of the tongue. aidance (n.)
old form: aydance
aid, assistance, help
Ven.330
bar (v.)
old form: bard
forbid, deny, deprive [of]
An Ouen that is stopt, or riuer stayd, An oven that is stopped, or river stayed, stop (v.)
old form: stopt
stop up, close (up), shut
Ven.331
stay (v.)
old form: stayd
retain, keep back, withhold
Burneth more hotly, swelleth with more rage: Burneth more hotly, swelleth with more rage;  Ven.332
So of concealed sorow may be sayd, So of concealed sorrow may be said,  Ven.333
Free vent of words loues fier doth asswage, Free vent of words love's fire doth assuage; vent (n.)airing, utterance, tellingVen.334
But when the hearts atturney once is mute, But when the heart's attorney once is mute, attorney (n.)
old form: atturney
advocate, mediator, promoter
Ven.335
The client breakes, as desperat in his sute. The client breaks, as desperate in his suit. break (v.)
old form: breakes
go bankrupt, become insolvent
Ven.336
suit (n.)
old form: sute
formal request, entreaty, petition
He sees her comming, and begins to glow: He sees her coming, and begins to glow,  Ven.337
Euen as a dying coale reuiues with winde, Even as a dying coal revives with wind, coal (n.)
old form: coale
ember, smouldering fuel
Ven.338
And with his bonnet hides his angrie brow, And with his bonnet hides his angry brow, bonnet (n.)hat, capVen.339
brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
Lookes on the dull earth with disturbed minde: Looks on the dull earth with disturbed mind,  Ven.340
Taking no notice that she is so nye, Taking no notice that she is so nigh,  Ven.341
For all askance he holds her in his eye. For all askance he holds her in his eye. askance, askaunce (adv.)sideways, surreptitiously, with a side glanceVen.342
O what a sight it was wistly to view, O, what a sight it was, wistly to view wistly (adv.)intently, attentively, earnestlyVen.343
How she came stealing to the wayward boy, How she came stealing to the wayward boy!  Ven.344
To note the fighting conflict of her hew, To note the fighting conflict of her hue,  Ven.345
How white and red, ech other did destroy: How white and red each other did destroy!  Ven.346
But now her cheeke was pale, and by and by But now her cheek was pale, and by and by  Ven.347
It flasht forth fire, as lightning from the skie. It flashed forth fire, as lightning from the sky.  Ven.348
Now was she iust before him as he sat, Now was she just before him as he sat,  Ven.349
And like a lowly louer downe she kneeles, And like a lowly lover down she kneels;  Ven.350
With one faire hand she heaueth vp his hat, With one fair hand she heaveth up his hat, heave up (v.)
old form: heaueth vp
raise, lift up
Ven.351
Her other tender hand his faire cheeke feeles: Her other tender hand his fair cheek feels:  Ven.352
His tendrer cheeke, receiues her soft hands print, His tend'rer cheek receives her soft hand's print  Ven.353
As apt, as new falne snow takes any dint. As apt as new-fall'n snow takes any dint. apt (adj.)impressionable, susceptibleVen.354
dint (n.)impression, force, mark
Oh what a war of lookes was then betweene them, O, what a war of looks was then between them,  Ven.355
Her eyes petitioners to his eyes suing, Her eyes petitioners to his eyes suing!  Ven.356
His eyes saw her eyes, as they had not seene them, His eyes saw her eyes as they had not seen them;  Ven.357
Her eyes wooed still, his eyes disdaind the wooing: Her eyes wooed still, his eyes disdained the wooing:  Ven.358
And all this dumbe play had his acts made plain, And all this dumb play had his acts made plain  Ven.359
With tears which Chorus-like her eyes did rain. With tears which chorus-like her eyes did rain. chorus-like (adv.)in the manner of a chorus, like a running commentaryVen.360
Full gently now she takes him by the hand, Full gently now she takes him by the hand,  Ven.361
A lillie prisond in a gaile of snow, A lily prisoned in a gaol of snow,  Ven.362
Or Iuorie in an allablaster band, Or ivory in an alabaster band; alablaster (adj.)
old form: allablaster
white, smooth [as alabaster]
Ven.363
band (n.)bond, shackle, chain
So white a friend, ingirts so white a fo: So white a friend engirts so white a foe: engirt (v.)
old form: ingirts
encircle, enclose
Ven.364
This beautious combat wilfull, and vnwilling, This beauteous combat, wilful and unwilling,  Ven.365
Showed like two siluer doues that sit a billing. Showed like two silver doves that sit a-billing. show (v.)appear, look [like], present [as]Ven.366
Once more the engin of her thoughts began, Once more the engine of her thoughts began: engine (n.)
old form: engin
instrument, implement, organ
Ven.367
O fairest mouer on this mortall round, ‘ O fairest mover on this mortal round, mortal (adj.)
old form: mortall
human, subject to death, characterized by mortality
Ven.368
round (n.)globe, earth
Would thou wert as I am, and I a man, Would thou wert as I am, and I a man,  Ven.369
My heart all whole as thine, thy heart my wound, My heart all whole as thine, thy heart my wound;  Ven.370
For one sweet looke thy helpe I would assure thee, For one sweet look thy help I would assure thee,  Ven.371
Thogh nothing but my bodies bane wold cure thee Though nothing but my body's bane would cure thee.’ bane (n.)ruin, woe, destructionVen.372
Giue me my hand (saith he,) why dost thou feele it? ‘ Give me my hand,’ saith he, ‘ why dost thou feel it?’  Ven.373
Giue me my heart (saith she,) and thou shalt haue it. ‘ Give me my heart,’ saith she, ‘ and thou shalt have it;  Ven.374
O giue it me lest thy hard heart do steele it, O, give it me, lest thy hard heart do steel it, steel (v.)
old form: steele
turn to steel, harden
Ven.375
And being steeld, soft sighes can neuer graue it. And being steeled, soft sighs can never grave it; grave (v.)
old form: graue
engrave, inscribe [in], cut into
Ven.376
Then loues deepe grones, I neuer shall regard, Then love's deep groans I never shall regard,  Ven.377
Because Adonis heart hath made mine hard. Because Adonis' heart hath made mine hard.’  Ven.378
For shame he cries, let go, and let me go, ‘ For shame,’ he cries, ‘ let go, and let me go;  Ven.379
My dayes delight is past, my horse is gone, My day's delight is past, my horse is gone,  Ven.380
And tis your fault I am bereft him so, And 'tis your fault I am bereft him so. bereave (v.)take away [from], deprive, deny, robVen.381
I pray you hence, and leaue me here alone, I pray you hence, and leave me here alone;  Ven.382
For all my mind, my thought, my busie care, For all my mind, my thought, my busy care, care (n.)anxiety, worry, solicitude [about]Ven.383
Is how to get my palfrey from the mare. Is how to get my palfrey from the mare.’ palfrey (n.)horse for everyday ridingVen.384
Thus she replies, thy palfrey as he should, Thus she replies: ‘ Thy palfrey, as he should,  Ven.385
Welcomes the warme approch of sweet desire, Welcomes the warm approach of sweet desire.  Ven.386
Affection is a coale that must be coold, Affection is a coal that must be cooled; affection (n.)desire, passion, lustful feelingVen.387
coal (n.)
old form: coale
ember, smouldering fuel
Else sufferd it will set the heart on fire, Else, suffered, it will set the heart on fire. suffer (v.)
old form: sufferd
allow, permit, let
Ven.388
The sea hath bounds, but deepe desire hath none, The sea hath bounds, but deep desire hath none,  Ven.389
Therfore no maruell though thy horse be gone. Therefore no marvel though thy horse be gone.  Ven.390
How like a iade he stood tied to the tree, ‘ How like a jade he stood tied to the tree, jade (n.)
old form: iade
worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
Ven.391
Seruilly maisterd with a leatherne raine, Servilely mastered with a leathern rein! leathern (adj.)
old form: leatherne
leather-like
Ven.392
Bnt when he saw his loue, his youths faire fee, But when he saw his love, his youth's fair fee, fee (n.)payment, reward, recompenseVen.393
He held such pettie bondage in disdaine: He held such petty bondage in disdain,  Ven.394
Throwing the base thong from his bending crest, Throwing the base thong from his bending crest, base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low qualityVen.395
Enfranchising his mouth, his backe, his brest. Enfranchising his mouth, his back, his breast. enfranchise (v.)set free, liberateVen.396
Who sees his true-loue in her naked bed, ‘ Who sees his true-love in her naked bed,  Ven.397
Teaching the sheets a whiter hew then white, Teaching the sheets a whiter hue than white,  Ven.398
But when his glutton eye so full hath fed, But, when his glutton eye so full hath fed,  Ven.399
His other agents ayme at like delight? His other agents aim at like delight? agent (n.)sense, organ, facultyVen.400
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
Who is so faint that dares not be so bold, Who is so faint that dare not be so bold  Ven.401
To touch the fier the weather being cold? To touch the fire, the weather being cold?  Ven.402
Let me excuse thy courser gentle boy, ‘ Let me excuse thy courser, gentle boy; courser (n.)swift horse, sprinter, chargerVen.403
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
And learne of him I heartily beseech thee, And learn of him, I heartily beseech thee,  Ven.404
To take aduantage on presented ioy, To take advantage on presented joy; presented (adj.)offered, bestowed, profferedVen.405
Though I were dũbe, yet his proceedings teach thee Though I were dumb, yet his proceedings teach thee.  Ven.406
O learne to loue, the lesson is but plaine, O, learn to love; the lesson is but plain,  Ven.407
And once made perfect, neuer lost againe. And once made perfect, never lost again.’  Ven.408
I know not loue (quoth he) nor will not know it, ‘ I know not love,’ quoth he, ‘ nor will not know it,  Ven.409
Vnlesse it be a Boare, and then I chase it, Unless it be a boar, and then I chase it.  Ven.410
Tis much to borrow, and I will not owe it, 'Tis much to borrow, and I will not owe it.  Ven.411
My loue to loue, is loue, but to disgrace it, My love to love is love but to disgrace it;  Ven.412
For I haue heard, it is a life in death, For I have heard it is a life in death,  Ven.413
That laughs and weeps, and all but with a breath. That laughs, and weeps, and all but with a breath.  Ven.414
Who weares a garment shapelesse and vnfinisht? ‘ Who wears a garment shapeless and unfinished?  Ven.415
Who plucks the bud before one leafe put forth? Who plucks the bud before one leaf put forth?  Ven.416
If springing things be anie iot diminisht, If springing things be any jot diminished, springing (adj.)growing, sprouting, developingVen.417
They wither in their prime, proue nothing worth, They wither in their prime, prove nothing worth.  Ven.418
The colt that's backt and burthend being yong, The colt that's backed and burdened being young back (v.)
old form: backt
ride, mount, sit on
Ven.419
burden, burthen (v.)
old form: burthend
load down, weigh down
Loseth his pride, and neuer waxeth strong. Loseth his pride, and never waxeth strong. wax (v.)grow, become, turnVen.420
You hurt my hand with wringing, let vs part, ‘ You hurt my hand with wringing; let us part, wringing (n.)squeezing, pressing, grippingVen.421
And leaue this idle theame, this bootlesse chat, And leave this idle theme, this bootless chat; bootless (adj.)
old form: bootlesse
useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
Ven.422
Remoue your siege from my vnyeelding hart, Remove your siege from my unyielding heart;  Ven.423
To loues allarmes it will not ope the gate, To love's alarms it will not ope the gate. alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)
old form: allarmes
arousal, incitement, encouragement
Ven.424
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)
old form: allarmes
attack, assault
ope (v.)open
Dismisse your vows, your fained tears, your flattry, Dismiss your vows, your feigned tears, your flattery;  Ven.425
For where a heart is hard they make no battry. For where a heart is hard they make no battery.’ battery (n.)
old form: battry
breach, entry
Ven.426
What canst thou talke (quoth she) hast thou a tong? ‘ What, canst thou talk?’ quoth she, ‘ hast thou a tongue  Ven.427
O would thou hadst not, or I had no hearing, O, would thou hadst not, or I had no hearing!  Ven.428
Thy marmaides voice hath done me double wrong, Thy mermaid's voice hath done me double wrong;  Ven.429
I had my lode before, now prest with bearing, I had my load before, now pressed with bearing: press (v.)
old form: prest
oppress, burden, weigh down
Ven.430
Mellodious discord, heauenly tune harsh sounding, Melodious discord, heavenly tune harsh sounding,  Ven.431
Eares deep sweet musik, & harts deep sore woũding Ear's deep-sweet music, and heart's deep-sore wounding.  Ven.432
Had I no eyes but eares, my eares would loue, ‘ Had I no eyes but ears, my ears would love  Ven.433
That inward beautie and inuisible, That inward beauty and invisible;  Ven.434
Or were I deafe, thy outward parts would moue Or were I deaf, thy outward parts would move part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]Ven.435
Ech part in me, that were but sensible, Each part in me that were but sensible. sensible (adj.)sensitive, responsive, capable of feelingVen.436
Though neither eyes, nor eares, to heare nor see, Though neither eyes nor ears, to hear nor see,  Ven.437
Yet should I be in loue, by touching thee. Yet should I be in love by touching thee.  Ven.438
Say that the sence of feeling were bereft me, ‘ Say that the sense of feeling were bereft me,  Ven.439
And that I could not see, nor heare, nor touch, And that I could not see, nor hear, nor touch,  Ven.440
And nothing but the verie smell were left me, And nothing but the very smell were left me,  Ven.441
Yet would my loue to thee be still as much, Yet would my love to thee be still as much;  Ven.442
For frõ the stillitorie of thy face excelling, For from the stillitory of thy face excelling stillitory (n.)
old form: stillitorie
still, distilling chamber
Ven.443
Coms breath perfumd, that breedeth loue by smelling. Comes breath perfumed, that breedeth love by smelling.  Ven.444
But oh what banquet wert thou to the tast, ‘ But O, what banquet wert thou to the taste,  Ven.445
Being nourse, and feeder of the other foure, Being nurse and feeder of the other four!  Ven.446
Would they not wish the feast might euerlast, Would they not wish the feast might ever last,  Ven.447
And bid suspition double looke the dore; And bid Suspicion double-lock the door,  Ven.448
Lest iealousie that sower vnwelcome guest, Lest Jealousy, that sour unwelcome guest,  Ven.449
Should by his stealing in disturbe the feast? Should by his stealing in disturb the feast?’  Ven.450
Once more the rubi-colourd portall opend, Once more the ruby-coloured portal opened,  Ven.451
Which to his speech did honie passage yeeld, Which to his speech did honey passage yield;  Ven.452
Like a red morne that euer yet betokend, Like a red morn, that ever yet betokened morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
Ven.453
Wracke to the sea-man, tempest to the field: Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, wrack (n.)
old form: VVracke
wreck, loss, shipwreck
Ven.454
Sorrow to shepherds, wo vnto the birds, Sorrow to shepherds, woe unto the birds,  Ven.455
Gusts, and foule flawes, to heardmen, & to herds. Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds. herdman (n.)
old form: heardmen
herdsman
Ven.456
flaw (n.)
old form: flawes
gust, squall, blast
This ill presage aduisedly she marketh, This ill presage advisedly she marketh: advisedly (adv.)
old form: aduisedly
attentively, watchfully, carefully
Ven.457
ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
presage (n.)sign, indication, portent
Euen as the wind is husht before it raineth: Even as the wind is hush'd before it raineth,  Ven.458
Or as the wolfe doth grin before he barketh: Or as the wolf doth grin before he barketh, grin (v.)bare the teeth, grimace, snarlVen.459
Or as the berrie breakes before it staineth: Or as the berry breaks before it staineth,  Ven.460
Or like the deadly bullet of a gun: Or like the deadly bullet of a gun,  Ven.461
His meaning strucke her ere his words begun. His meaning struck her ere his words begun.  Ven.462
And at his looke she flatly falleth downe, And at his look she flatly falleth down, flatly (adv.)in a prone positionVen.463
For lookes kill loue, and loue by lookes reuiueth, For looks kill love and love by looks reviveth;  Ven.464
A smile recures the wounding of a frowne, A smile recures the wounding of a frown. recure (v.)heal, make whole, restore to healthVen.465
But blessed bankrout that by loue so thriueth. But blessed bankrupt that by love so thriveth! bancrout, bankrout, bankerout (n./adj./v.)bankruptVen.466
The sillie boy beleeuing she is dead, The silly boy, believing she is dead,  Ven.467
Claps her pale cheeke, till clapping makes it red. Claps her pale cheek, till clapping makes it red;  Ven.468
And all amaz'd, brake off his late intent, And all amazed brake off his late intent, intent (n.)intention, purpose, aimVen.469
late (adj.)recent, not long past
For sharply he did thinke to reprehend her, For sharply he did think to reprehend her,  Ven.470
Which cunning loue did wittily preuent, Which cunning love did wittily prevent. wittily (adv.)ingeniously, cleverly, resourcefullyVen.471
Faire-fall the wit that can so well defend her: Fair fall the wit that can so well defend her! wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityVen.472
For on the grasse she lyes as she were slaine, For on the grass she lies as she were slain,  Ven.473
Till his breath breatheth life in her againe. Till his breath breatheth life in her again.  Ven.474
He wrings her nose, he strikes her on the cheekes, He wrings her nose, he strikes her on the cheeks,  Ven.475
He bends her fingers, holds her pulses hard, He bends her fingers, holds her pulses hard,  Ven.476
He chafes her lips, a thousand wayes he seekes, He chafes her lips, a thousand ways he seeks  Ven.477
To mend the hurt, that his vnkindnesse mard, To mend the hurt that his unkindness marred;  Ven.478
He kisses her, and she by her good will, He kisses her; and she, by her good will,  Ven.479
Will neuer rise, so he will kisse her still. Will never rise, so he will kiss her still. still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyVen.480
The night of sorrow now is turnd to day, The night of sorrow now is turned to day:  Ven.481
Her two blew windowes faintly she vpheaueth, Her two blue windows faintly she upheaveth, upheave (v.)
old form: vpheaueth
raise, lift up
Ven.482
faintly (adv.)weakly, feebly, faintheartedly
Like the faire sunne when in his fresh array, Like the fair sun, when in his fresh array  Ven.483
He cheeres the morne, and all the earth releeueth: He cheers the morn and all the earth relieveth; cheer (v.)
old form: cheeres
encourage, urge on, galvanize
Ven.484
morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
And as the bright sunne glorifies the skie: And as the bright sun glorifies the sky,  Ven.485
So is her face illumind with her eye. So is her face illumined with her eye;  Ven.486
Whose beames vpon his hairelesse face are fixt, Whose beams upon his hairless face are fixed,  Ven.487
As if from thence they borrowed all their shine, As if from thence they borrowed all their shine.  Ven.488
Were neuer foure such lamps, together mixt, Were never four such lamps together mixed,  Ven.489
Had not his clouded with his browes repine. Had not his clouded with his brow's repine; brow (n.)
old form: browes
eyebrow
Ven.490
repine (n.)discontent, vexation, irritation
But hers, which through the cristal tears gaue light, But hers, which through the crystal tears gave light,  Ven.491
Shone like the Moone in water seene by night. Shone like the moon in water seen by night.  Ven.492
O where am I (quoth she,) in earth or heauen, ‘ O, where am I?’ quoth she, ‘ in earth or heaven,  Ven.493
Or in the Ocean drencht, or in the fire: Or in the ocean drenched, or in the fire? drench (v.)
old form: drencht
drown, plunge, immerse
Ven.494
What houre is this, or morne, or wearie euen, What hour is this? or morn or weary even? morn (n.)
old form: morne
morning, dawn
Ven.495
Do I delight to die or life desire? Do I delight to die, or life desire?  Ven.496
But now I liu'd, and life was deaths annoy, But now I lived, and life was death's annoy; annoy (n.)trouble, vexation, distressVen.497
but (adv.)just
But now I dy'de, and death was liuely ioy. But now I died, and death was lively joy. lively (adj.)
old form: liuely
life-giving, enlivening, invigorating
Ven.498
O thou didst kill me, kill me once againe, ‘ O, thou didst kill me: kill me once again.  Ven.499
Thy eyes shrowd tutor, that hard heart of thine, Thy eyes' shrewd tutor, that hard heart of thine, shrewd (adj.)
old form: shrowd
harsh, hard, severe
Ven.500
Hath taught them scornfull tricks, & such disdaine, Hath taught them scornful tricks, and such disdain  Ven.501
That they haue murdred this poore heart of mine, That they have murdered this poor heart of mine;  Ven.502
And these mine eyes true leaders to their queene, And these mine eyes, true leaders to their queen,  Ven.503
But for thy piteous lips no more had seene. But for thy piteous lips no more had seen.  Ven.504
Long may they kisse ech other for this cure, ‘ Long may they kiss each other, for this cure!  Ven.505
Oh neuer let their crimson liueries weare, O, never let their crimson liveries wear! wear (v.)
old form: weare
wear out, weary, tire
Ven.506
livery (n.)
old form: liueries
uniform, costume, special clothing
And as they last, their verdour still endure, And as they last, their verdure still endure verdure, verdour (n.)sap, vitality, vigour, freshnessVen.507
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
To driue infection from the dangerous yeare: To drive infection from the dangerous year!  Ven.508
That the star-gazers hauing writ on death, That the star-gazers, having writ on death, star-gazer (n.)astrologer, almanac-writerVen.509
May say, the plague is banisht by thy breath. May say, the plague is banished by thy breath.  Ven.510
Pure lips, sweet seales in my soft lips imprinted, ‘ Pure lips, sweet seals in my soft lips imprinted, seal (n.)
old form: seales
pledge, promise, token, sign
Ven.511
What bargaines may I make still to be sealing? What bargains may I make, still to be sealing?  Ven.512
To sell my selfe I can be well contented, To sell myself I can be well contented,  Ven.513
So thou wilt buy, and pay, and vse good dealing, So thou wilt buy, and pay, and use good dealing;  Ven.514
Which purchase if thou make, for feare of slips, Which purchase if thou make, for fear of slips  Ven.515
Set thy seale manuell, on my wax-red lips. Set thy seal manual on my wax-red lips.  Ven.516
A thousand kisses buyes my heart from me, ‘ A thousand kisses buys my heart from me;  Ven.517
And pay them at thy leisure, one by one, And pay them at thy leisure, one by one.  Ven.518
What is ten hundred touches vnto thee, What is ten hundred touches unto thee?  Ven.519
Are they not quickly told, and quickly gone? Are they not quickly told and quickly gone? tell (v.)count out, number, itemizeVen.520
Say for non-paimet, that the debt should double, Say for non-payment that the debt should double,  Ven.521
Is twentie hundred kisses such a trouble? Is twenty hundred kisses such a trouble?’  Ven.522
Faire Queene (quoth he) if anie loue you owe me, ‘ Fair queen,’ quoth he, ‘ if any love you owe me,  Ven.523
Measure my strangenesse with my vnripe yeares, Measure my strangeness with my unripe years: unripe (adj.)
old form: vnripe
immature, youthful, inexperienced
Ven.524
measure (v.)judge, appraise
strangeness (n.)
old form: strangenesse
estrangement, disaffection, coldness, aloofness
Before I know my selfe, seeke not to know me, Before I know myself, seek not to know me;  Ven.525
No fisher but the vngrowne frie forbeares, No fisher but the ungrown fry forbears: forbear (v.)
old form: forbeares
leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
Ven.526
fisher (n.)fisherman
fry (n.)
old form: frie
young fish
The mellow plum doth fall, the greene sticks fast, The mellow plum doth fall, the green sticks fast,  Ven.527
Or being early pluckt, is sower to tast. Or being early plucked is sour to taste.  Ven.528
Looke the worlds comforter with wearie gate, ‘ Look, the world's comforter, with weary gait,  Ven.529
His dayes hot taske hath ended in the west, His day's hot task hath ended in the west;  Ven.530
The owle (nights herald) shreeks, tis verie late, The owl, night's herald, shrieks 'tis very late;  Ven.531
The sheepe are gone to fold, birds to their nest, The sheep are gone to fold, birds to their nest;  Ven.532
And cole-black clouds, that shadow heauens light, And coal-black clouds that shadow heaven's light  Ven.533
Do summon vs to part, and bid good night. Do summon us to part, and bid good night.  Ven.534
Now let me say goodnight, and so say you, ‘ Now let me say Good night, and so say you;  Ven.535
If you will say so, you shall haue a kis; If you will say so, you shall have a kiss.’  Ven.536
Goodnight (quoth she) and ere he sayes adue, ‘ Good night,’ quoth she; and, ere he says ‘ Adieu,’  Ven.537
The honie fee of parting tendred is, The honey fee of parting tendered is: tender (v.)
old form: tendred
offer, give, present
Ven.538
Her armes do lend his necke a sweet imbrace, Her arms do lend his neck a sweet embrace;  Ven.539
Incorporate then they seeme, face growes to face. Incorporate then they seem; face grows to face. incorporate (adj.)united in one body, combined in one entityVen.540
Till breathlesse he disioynd, and backward drew, Till breathless he disjoined, and backward drew disjoin (v.)
old form: disioynd
disengage, separate [oneself]
Ven.541
The heauenly moisture that sweet corall mouth, The heavenly moisture, that sweet coral mouth,  Ven.542
Whose precious tast, her thirstie lips well knew, Whose precious taste her thirsty lips well knew,  Ven.543
Whereon they surfet, yet complaine on drouth, Whereon they surfeit, yet complain on drouth. drouth (n.)drought, thirstVen.544
surfeit (v.)
old form: surfet
feed to excess, overindulge, glut
Ho with her plentie prest she faint with dearth, He with her plenty pressed, she faint with dearth press (v.)
old form: prest
oppress, burden, weigh down
Ven.545
Their lips together glewed, fall to the earth. Their lips together glued, fall to the earth.  Ven.546
Now quicke desire hath caught the yeelding pray, Now quick desire hath caught the yielding prey,  Ven.547
And gluttonlike she feeds, yet neuer filleth, And glutton-like she feeds, yet never filleth;  Ven.548
Her lips are conquerers, his lips obay, Her lips are conquerors, his lips obey,  Ven.549
Paying what ransome the insulter willeth: Paying what ransom the insulter willeth; insulter (n.)triumphant boaster, scorner, exulterVen.550
Whose vultur thought doth pitch the price so hie, Whose vulture thought doth pitch the price so high thought (n.)intention, purpose, designVen.551
vulture (adj.)
old form: vultur
ravenous, devouring, rapacious
pitch (v.)set, place
That she will draw his lips rich treasure drie. That she will draw his lips' rich treasure dry.  Ven.552
And hauing felt the sweetnesse of the spoile, And having felt the sweetness of the spoil, spoil (n.)
old form: spoile
plunder, booty
Ven.553
With blind fold furie she begins to forrage, With blindfold fury she begins to forage; forage (v.)
old form: forrage
eat greedily, glut oneself [on]
Ven.554
Her face doth reeke, & smoke, her blood doth boile, Her face doth reek and smoke, her blood doth boil, reek (v.)
old form: reeke
break into a sweat, perspire
Ven.555
And carelesse lust stirs vp a desperat courage, And careless lust stirs up a desperate courage, careless (adj.)
old form: carelesse
reckless, thoughtless, heedless
Ven.556
Planting obliuion, beating reason backe, Planting oblivion, beating reason back, plant (v.)set up, establish, introduceVen.557
Forgetting shames pure blush, & honors wracke. Forgetting shame's pure blush and honour's wrack. wrack (n.)
old form: wracke
destruction, ruin
Ven.558
Hot, faint, and wearie, with her hard imbracing, Hot, faint, and weary, with her hard embracing, hard (adj.)pressing, persistent, unremittingVen.559
Like a wild bird being tam'd with too much hãdling, Like a wild bird being tamed with too much handling,  Ven.560
Or as the fleet-foot Roe that's tyr'd with chasing, Or as the fleet-foot roe that's tired with chasing,  Ven.561
Or like the froward infant stild with dandling: Or like the froward infant stilled with dandling. froward (adj.)perverse, obstinate, wilful, ungovernableVen.562
He now obayes, and now no more resisteth, He now obeys and now no more resisteth,  Ven.563
While she takes all she can, not all she listeth. While she takes all she can, not all she listeth. list (v.)wish, like, pleaseVen.564
What waxe so frozen but dissolues with tempring, What wax so frozen but dissolves with temp'ring, tempering (n.)
old form: tempring
softening, moulding
Ven.565
dissolve (v.)
old form: dissolues
melt, liquefy
And yeelds at last to euerie light impression? And yields at last to every light impression?  Ven.566
Things out of hope, are compast oft with ventring, Things out of hope are compassed oft with vent'ring, compass (v.)
old form: compast
accomplish, fulfil, achieve, bring about
Ven.567
oft (adv.)often
Chiefly in loue, whose leaue exceeds commission: Chiefly in love, whose leave exceeds commission:  Ven.568
Affection faints not like a pale-fac'd coward, Affection faints not like a pale-faced coward, affection (n.)desire, passion, lustful feelingVen.569
faint (v.)lose courage, show fear, lose heart, take fright
But thẽ woes best, whẽ most his choice is froward. But then woos best when most his choice is froward. froward (adj.)perverse, obstinate, wilful, ungovernableVen.570
When he did frowne, ô had she then gaue ouer, When he did frown, O, had she then gave over,  Ven.571
Such nectar from his lips she had not suckt, Such nectar from his lips she had not sucked.  Ven.572
Foule wordes, and frownes, must not repell a louer, Foul words and frowns must not repel a lover; foul (adj.)
old form: Foule
harsh, rough, hard
Ven.573
What though the rose haue prickles, yet tis pluckt? What though the rose have prickles, yet 'tis plucked:  Ven.574
Were beautie vnder twentie locks kept fast, Were beauty under twenty locks kept fast,  Ven.575
Yet loue breaks through, & picks them all at last. Yet love breaks through, and picks them all at last.  Ven.576
For pittie now she can no more detaine him, For pity now she can no more detain him;  Ven.577
The poore foole praies her that he may depart, The poor fool prays her that he may depart.  Ven.578
She is resolu'd no longer to restraine him, She is resolved no longer to restrain him;  Ven.579
Bids him farewell, and looke well to her hart, Bids him farewell, and look well to her heart,  Ven.580
The which by Cupids bow she doth protest, The which by Cupid's bow she doth protest  Ven.581
He carries thence incaged in his brest. He carries thence incaged in his breast. encaged, incaged (adj.)encaged, caged upVen.582
Sweet boy she saies, this night ile wast in sorrow ‘ Sweet boy,’ she says, ‘ this night I'll waste in sorrow, waste (v.)
old form: wast
pass, spend, while away
Ven.583
For my sick heart commands mine eyes to watch, For my sick heart commands mine eyes to watch. command (v.)force, control, driveVen.584
watch (v.)stay awake, keep vigil
Tell me loues maister, shall we meete to morrow, Tell me, love's master, shall we meet to-morrow?  Ven.585
Say, shall we, shall we, wilt thou make the match? Say, shall we? shall we? wilt thou make the match?’ match (n.)bargain, contract, agreementVen.586
He tell's her no, to morrow he intends, He tells her, no; to-morrow he intends  Ven.587
To hunt the boare with certaine of his frends. To hunt the boar with certain of his friends.  Ven.588
The boare (quoth she) whereat a suddain pale, ‘ The boar!’ quoth she; whereat a sudden pale, pale (n.)paleness, pallor [of the cheeks]Ven.589
Like lawne being spred vpon the blushing rose, Like lawn being spread upon the blushing rose, lawn (n.)
old form: lawne
[type of] fine linen
Ven.590
Vsurpes her cheeke, she trembles at his tale, Usurps her cheek; she trembles at his tale,  Ven.591
And on his neck her yoaking armes she throwes. And on his neck her yoking arms she throws. yoking (adj.)
old form: yoaking
embracing, enfolding, enclosing
Ven.592
She sincketh downe, still hanging by his necke, She sinketh down, still hanging by his neck,  Ven.593
He on her belly fall's, she on her backe. He on her belly falls, she on her back.  Ven.594
Now is she in the verie lists of loue, Now is she in the very lists of love, list (n.)(usually plural) combat arena at a tournamentVen.595
Her champion mounted for the hot incounter, Her champion mounted for the hot encounter.  Ven.596
All is imaginarie she doth proue, All is imaginary she doth prove; prove (v.)
old form: proue
find, establish, experience
Ven.597
He will not mannage her, although he mount her, He will not manage her, although he mount her; manage (v.)
old form: mannage
[of horses] ride, handle, put through one's paces
Ven.598
That worse then Tantalus is her annoy, That worse than Tantalus' is her annoy, annoy (n.)trouble, vexation, distressVen.599
Tantalus (n.)king of Sipylos in Lydia, punished in the Underworld for his crimes; he sits in a pool which recedes when he bends to drink, and the grapes over his head elude his grasp
To clip Elizium, and to lacke her ioy. To clip Elysium and to lack her joy. clip (v.)embrace, clasp, hugVen.600
Elysiummythological location of heaven
Euen so poore birds deceiu'd with painted grapes, Even so poor birds, deceived with painted grapes,  Ven.601
Do surfet by the eye, and pine the maw: Do surfeit by the eye and pine the maw; maw (n.)belly, stomach; throat, gulletVen.602
pine (v.)torment, trouble, afflict
surfeit (v.)
old form: surfet
feed to excess, overindulge, glut
Euen so she languisheth in her mishaps, Even so she languisheth in her mishaps  Ven.603
As those poore birds that helplesse berries saw, As those poor birds that helpless berries saw. helpless (adj.)
old form: helplesse
unavailing, useless, unprofitable
Ven.604
The warme effects which she in him finds missing, The warm effects which she in him finds missing  Ven.605
She seekes to kindle with continuall kissing. She seeks to kindle with continual kissing.  Ven.606
But all in vaine, good Queene, it will not bee, But all in vain, good queen, it will not be,  Ven.607
She hath assai'd as much as may be prou'd, She hath assayed as much as may be proved; assay (v.)
old form: assai'd
try, test the mettle of, put to the proof
Ven.608
prove (v.)
old form: prou'd
test, try out, make trial [of]
Her pleading hath deseru'd a greater fee, Her pleading hath deserved a greater fee;  Ven.609
She's loue; she loues, and yet she is not lou'd, She's Love, she loves, and yet she is not loved.  Ven.610
Fie, fie, he saies, you crush me, let me go, ‘ Fie, fie,’ he says, ‘ you crush me; let me go;  Ven.611
You haue no reason to withhold me so. You have no reason to withhold me so.’ withhold (v.)detain, keep in possessionVen.612
Thou hadst bin gone (quoth she) sweet boy ere this, ‘ Thou hadst been gone,’ quoth she, ‘ sweet boy, ere this,  Ven.613
But that thou toldst me, thou woldst hunt the boare, But that thou toldst me thou wouldst hunt the boar.  Ven.614
Oh be aduisd, thou know'st not what it is, O, be advised: thou knowst not what it is advise, avise (v.)
old form: aduisd
warn, counsel, caution
Ven.615
With iauelings point a churlish swine to goare, With javelin's point a churlish swine to gore, churlish (adj.)violent, rough, harshVen.616
Whose tushes neuer sheathd, he whetteth still, Whose tushes never sheathed he whetteth still, tush (n.)tuskVen.617
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
Like to a mortall butcher bent to kill. Like to a mortal butcher bent to kill. bent (adj.)determined, intent, resolvedVen.618
bend (v.)aim, direct, level, turn
mortal (adj.)
old form: mortall
fatal, deadly, lethal
On his bow-backe, he hath a battell set, ‘ On his bow-back he hath a battle set battle (n.)
old form: battell
battle array, war formation, ranks of soldiers
Ven.619
bow-back (n.)
old form: bow-backe
arched back
Of brisly pikes that euer threat his foes, Of bristly pikes that ever threat his foes; threat (v.)threatenVen.620
pike, pick (n.)weapon with a long handle ending in a spearhead
His eyes like glow-wormes shine, when he doth fret His eyes like glow-worms shine when he doth fret; fret (v.)rage, rampageVen.621
His snout digs sepulchers where ere he goes, His snout digs sepulchres where'er he goes;  Ven.622
Being mou'd he strikes, what ere is in his way, Being moved, he strikes whate'er is in his way, move (v.)
old form: mou'd
move to anger, provoke, exasperate
Ven.623
And whom he strikes, his crooked tushes slay. And whom he strikes his cruel tushes slay. tush (n.)tuskVen.624
His brawnie sides with hairie bristles armed, ‘ His brawny sides, with hairy bristles armed,  Ven.625
Are better proofe then thy speares point can enter, Are better proof than thy spear's point can enter; proof (n.)
old form: proofe
tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
Ven.626
His short thick necke cannot be easily harmed, His short thick neck cannot be easily harmed;  Ven.627
Being irefull, on the lyon he will venter, Being ireful, on the lion he will venter: ireful (adj.)
old form: irefull
wrathful, angry, furious
Ven.628
venture, venter (v.)run a risk, take a chance, dare to act
The thornie brambles, and imbracing bushes, The thorny brambles and embracing bushes,  Ven.629
As fearefull of him part, through whom he rushes. As fearful of him, part, through whom he rushes.  Ven.630
Alas, he naught esteem's that face of thine, ‘ Alas, he nought esteems that face of thine,  Ven.631
To which loues eyes paies tributarie gazes, To which Love's eyes pays tributary gazes;  Ven.632
Nor thy soft handes, sweet lips, and christall eine, Nor thy soft hands, sweet lips and crystal eyne, crystal (adj.)
old form: christall
clear, bright, transparent
Ven.633
eyne (n.)[archaism] eyes
Whose full perfection all the world amazes, Whose full perfection all the world amazes;  Ven.634
But hauing thee at vantage (wondrous dread!) But having thee at vantage – wondrous dread! – vantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiorityVen.635
Wold roote these beauties, as he root's the mead. Would root these beauties as he roots the mead. mead (n.)meadowVen.636
root (v.)root up, tear out
Oh let him keep his loathsome cabin still, ‘ O, let him keep his loathsome cabin still; cabin (n.)den, hole, caveVen.637
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
Beautie hath nanght to do with such foule fiends, Beauty hath nought to do with such foul fiends. fiend (n.)monster, malign being, evil foeVen.638
Come not within his danger by thy will, Come not within his danger by thy will;  Ven.639
They that thriue well, take counsell of their friends, They that thrive well take counsel of their friends.  Ven.640
When thou didst name the boare, not to dissẽble, When thou didst name the boar, not to dissemble, dissemble (v.)
old form: disseble
deceive, disguise the truth, pretend
Ven.641
I feard thy fortune, aud my ioynts did tremble. I feared thy fortune, and my joints did tremble. fear (v.)
old form: feard
fear for, worry about, be anxious about
Ven.642
Didst thou not marke my face, was it not white? ‘ Didst thou not mark my face? was it not white?  Ven.643
Sawest thou not signes of feare lurke in mine eye? Sawst thou not signs of fear lurk in mine eye?  Ven.644
Grew I not faint, and fell I not downe right? Grew I not faint? and fell I not downright? downright (adv.)
old form: downe right
straight away, directly
Ven.645
Within my bosome whereon thou doest lye, Within my bosom, whereon thou dost lie,  Ven.646
My boding heart, pants, beats, and takes no rest, My boding heart pants, beats, and takes no rest, boding (adj.)ominous, full of forebodingVen.647
But like an earthquake, shakes thee on my brest. But, like an earthquake, shakes thee on my breast.  Ven.648
For where loue raignes, disturbing iealousie, ‘ For where Love reigns, disturbing Jealousy jealousy (n.)
old form: iealousie
concern, anxiety, solicitude
Ven.649
Doth call him selfe affections centinell, Doth call himself Affection's sentinel; affection (n.)love, devotionVen.650
Giues false alarmes, suggesteth mutinie, Gives false alarms, suggesteth mutiny, suggest (v.)tempt, prompt, inciteVen.651
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
And in a peacefull houre doth crie, kill, kill, And in a peaceful hour doth cry Kill, kill!  Ven.652
Distempring gentle loue in his desire, Distempering gentle Love in his desire, distemper (v.)
old form: Distempring
disorder, derange, disturb, confuse
Ven.653
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
As aire, and water do abate the fire. As air and water do abate the fire.  Ven.654
This sower informer, this bate-breeding spie, ‘ This sour informer, this bate-breeding spy, bate-breeding (adj.)mischief-making, discord-raisingVen.655
This canker that eates vp loues tender spring, This canker that eats up Love's tender spring, canker (n./adj.)grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasiteVen.656
spring (n.)sapling, shoot, young growth
This carry-tale, dissentious iealousie, This carry-tale, dissentious Jealousy, carry-tale (n.)tell-tale, tale-bearerVen.657
That somtime true newes, somtime false doth bring, That sometime true news, sometime false doth bring, sometime (adv.)
old form: somtime
sometimes, now and then
Ven.658
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
Knocks at my heart, and whispers in mine eare, Knocks at my heart, and whispers in mine ear  Ven.659
That if I loue thee, I thy death should feare. That if I love thee I thy death should fear;  Ven.660
And more then so, presenteth to mine eye, ‘ And more than so, presenteth to mine eye  Ven.661
The picture of an angrie chafing boare, The picture of an angry chafing boar  Ven.662
Vnder whose sharpe fangs, on his backe doth lye, Under whose sharp fangs on his back doth lie  Ven.663
An image like thy selfe, all staynd with goare, An image like thyself, all stained with gore;  Ven.664
Whose blood vpon the fresh flowers being shed, Whose blood upon the fresh flowers being shed  Ven.665
Doth make thẽ droop with grief, & hang the hed. Doth make them droop with grief and hang the head.  Ven.666
What should I do, seeing thee so indeed? ‘ What should I do, seeing thee so indeed,  Ven.667
That tremble at th'imagination, That tremble at th' imagination?  Ven.668
The thought of it doth make my faint heart bleed, The thought of it doth make my faint heart bleed,  Ven.669
And feare doth teach it diuination; And fear doth teach it divination: divination (n.)
old form: diuination
guess, conjecture, prophecy
Ven.670
I prophecie thy death, my liuing sorrow, I prophesy thy death, my living sorrow,  Ven.671
If thou incounter with the boare to morrow. If thou encounter with the boar to-morrow. encounter with (v.)
old form: incounter
meet, approach [as an adversary]
Ven.672
But if thou needs wilt hunt, be rul'd by me, ‘ But if thou needs wilt hunt, be ruled by me; rule (v.)
old form: rul'd
control, direct, guide
Ven.673
Vncouple at the timerous flying hare, Uncouple at the timorous flying hare, uncouple (v.)release pairs of hunting dogs for the chaseVen.674
Or at the foxe which liues by subtiltie, Or at the fox which lives by subtlety,  Ven.675
Or at the Roe which no incounter dare: Or at the roe which no encounter dare.  Ven.676
Pursue these fearfull creatures o're the downes, Pursue these fearful creatures o'er the downs, fearful (adj.)
old form: fearfull
timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
Ven.677
And on thy wel breathd horse keep with thy hoũds And on thy well-breath'd horse keep with thy hounds. well-breathed (adj.)
old form: wel breathd
strong in wind, well-exercised
Ven.678
keep (v.)continue, carry on, remain
And when thou hast on foote the purblind hare, ‘ And when thou hast on foot the purblind hare, purblind (adj.)half-blind, dim-sightedVen.679
foot, on
old form: foote
[hunting] roused, up for pursuit
Marke the poore wretch to ouer-shut his troubles, Mark the poor wretch, to overshoot his troubles, mark (v.)
old form: Marke
note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Ven.680
overshoot (v.)
old form: ouer-shut
shoot ahead of, run out of reach of
How he outruns the wind, and with what care, How he outruns the wind, and with what care  Ven.681
He crankes and crosses with a thousand doubles, He cranks and crosses with a thousand doubles. crank (v.)
old form: crankes
wind, twist, zigzag
Ven.682
double (n.)sharp turn, doubling back
The many musits through the which he goes, The many musits through the which he goes muset, musit (n.)[of a hare] hiding place, lairVen.683
Are like a laberinth to amaze his foes. Are like a labyrinth to amaze his foes. amaze (v.)confuse, perplex, bewilderVen.684
Sometime he runnes among a flocke of sheepe, ‘ Sometime he runs among a flock of sheep,  Ven.685
To make the cunning hounds mistake their smell, To make the cunning hounds mistake their smell,  Ven.686
And sometime where earth-deluing Conies keepe, And sometime where earth-delving conies keep, cony (n.)rabbitVen.687
earth-delving (adj.)
old form: earth-deluing
burrowing
keep (v.)
old form: keepe
lodge, live, dwell
To stop the loud pursuers in their yell: To stop the loud pursuers in their yell; yell (n.)outcry, yelping, full cryVen.688
And sometime sorteth with a heard of deare, And sometime sorteth with a herd of deer. sort (v.)
old form: sorteth
associate, keep company with
Ven.689
Danger deuiseth shifts, wit waites on feare. Danger deviseth shifts; wit waits on fear. wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityVen.690
wait on / upon (v.)
old form: waites
accompany, attend
shift (n.)stratagem, tactic, way
For there his smell with others being mingled, ‘ For there his smell with others being mingled,  Ven.691
The hot sent-snuffing hounds are driuen to doubt, The hot scent-snuffing hounds are driven to doubt,  Ven.692
Ceasing their clamorous cry, till they haue singled Ceasing their clamorous cry till they have singled single (v.)[hunting] single out, pick outVen.693
With much ado the cold fault cleanly out, With much ado the cold fault cleanly out. ado (n.)fuss, business, to-doVen.694
cleanly (adv.)completely, totally, quite
fault (n.)[hunting] break in a line of scent, loss of scent
Then do they spend their mouth's, eccho replies, Then do they spend their mouths; Echo replies, spend one's mouth
old form: mouth's
[hunting] bark, bay, give tongue
Ven.695
As if an other chase were in the skies. As if another chase were in the skies.  Ven.696
By this poore wat farre off vpon a hill, ‘ By this, poor Wat, far off upon a hill,  Ven.697
Stands on his hinder-legs with listning eare, Stands on his hinder legs with listening ear, hinder legs (n.)
old form: hinder-legs
hind legs
Ven.698
To hearken if his foes pursue him still, To harken if his foes pursue him still:  Ven.699
Anon their loud alarums he doth heare, Anon their loud alarums he doth hear; anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyVen.700
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
And now his griefe may be compared well, And now his grief may be compared well  Ven.701
To one sore sicke, that heares the passing bell. To one sore sick that hears the passing-bell. passing (adj.)ringing to mark a deathVen.702
sore (adv.)seriously, greatly, very much
Then shalt thou see the deaw-bedabbled wretch, ‘ Then shalt thou see the dew-bedabbled wretch dew-bedabbled (adj.)
old form: deaw-bedabbled
splashed all over with dew
Ven.703
Turne, and returne, indenting with the way, Turn, and return, indenting with the way; indent (v.)move in a zigzag, double backVen.704
Ech enuious brier, his wearie legs do scratch, Each envious brier his weary legs doth scratch, envious (adj.)
old form: enuious
malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
Ven.705
Ech shadow makes him stop, ech murmour stay, Each shadow makes him stop, each murmur stay;  Ven.706
For miserie is troden on by manie, For misery is trodden on by many,  Ven.707
And being low, neuer releeu'd by anie. And being low, never relieved by any.  Ven.708
Lye quietly, and heare a litle more, ‘ Lie quietly and hear a little more;  Ven.709
Nay do not struggle, for thou shalt not rise, Nay, do not struggle, for thou shalt not rise.  Ven.710
To make thee hate the hunting of the bore, To make thee hate the hunting of the boar,  Ven.711
Vnlike my selfe thou hear'st me moralize, Unlike myself thou hear'st me moralize, moralise, moralize (v.)teach by example, use illustration to make a pointVen.712
Applying this to that, and so to so, Applying this to that, and so to so;  Ven.713
For loue can comment vpon euerie wo. For love can comment upon every woe.  Ven.714
Where did I leaue? no matter where (quoth he) ‘ Where did I leave?’ ‘ No matter where,’ quoth he, leave (v.)
old form: leaue
break off, stop, interrupt oneself
Ven.715
Leaue me, and then the storie aptly ends, ‘ Leave me, and then the story aptly ends. aptly (adv.)easily, readilyVen.716
The night is spent; why what of that (quoth she?) The night is spent.’ ‘ Why, what of that?’ quoth she.  Ven.717
I am (quoth he) expected of my friends, ‘ I am,’ quoth he, ‘ expected of my friends;  Ven.718
And now tis darke, and going I shall fall. And now 'tis dark, and going I shall fall.’  Ven.719
In night (quoth she) desire sees best of all. ‘ In night,’ quoth she, ‘ desire sees best of all.  Ven.720
But if thou fall, oh then imagine this, ‘ But if thou fall, O, then imagine this,  Ven.721
The earth in loue with thee, thy footing trips, The earth, in love with thee, thy footing trips, footing (n.)foot, stepVen.722
And all is but to rob thee of a kis, And all is but to rob thee of a kiss.  Ven.723
Rich prayes make true-men theeues: so do thy lips Rich preys make true men thieves; so do thy lips true (adj.)honest, upright, law-abidingVen.724
prey (n.)
old form: prayes
booty, spoil, plunder
Make modest Dyan, cloudie and forlorne, Make modest Dian cloudy and forlorn, cloudy (adj.)
old form: cloudie
sullen, gloomy, scowling
Ven.725
Diana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
Lest she should steale a kisse and die forsworne. Lest she should steal a kiss, and die forsworn. forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forswore
old form: forsworne
swear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
Ven.726
Now of this darke night I perceiue the reason, ‘ Now of this dark night I perceive the reason:  Ven.727
Cinthia for shame, obscures her siluer shine, Cynthia for shame obscures her silver shine, Cynthia (n.)Roman goddess of the moon; one of the identities of DianaVen.728
Till forging nature be condemn'd of treason, Till forging Nature be condemned of treason, forging (adj.)counterfeiting, making false copiesVen.729
For stealing moulds from heauen, that were diuine, For stealing moulds from heaven that were divine,  Ven.730
Wherin she fram'd thee, in hie heauens despight, Wherein she framed thee, in high heaven's despite,  Ven.731
To shame the sunne by day, and her by night. To shame the sun by day and her by night.  Ven.732
And therefore hath she brib'd the destinies, ‘ And therefore hath she bribed the Destinies  Ven.733
To crosse the curious workmanship of nature, To cross the curious workmanship of Nature, cross (v.)
old form: crosse
prevent, thwart, forestall
Ven.734
curious (adj.)finely made, skilfully wrought, elaborate
To mingle beautie with infirmities, To mingle beauty with infirmities  Ven.735
And pure perfection with impure defeature, And pure perfection with impure defeature, defeature (n.)disfigurement, defacement, loss of beautyVen.736
Making it subiect to the tyrannie, Making it subject to the tyranny  Ven.737
Of mad mischances, and much miserie. Of mad mischances and much misery;  Ven.738
As burning feauers, agues pale, and faint, ‘ As burning fevers, agues pale and faint, ague (n.)fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]Ven.739
Life-poysoning pestilence, and frendzies wood, Life-poisoning pestilence and frenzies wood, wood (adj.)mad, wild, furiousVen.740
The marrow-eating sicknesse whose attaint, The marrow-eating sickness whose attaint attaint (n.)stain, infection, corruptionVen.741
Disorder breeds by heating of the blood, Disorder breeds by heating of the blood,  Ven.742
Surfets, impostumes, griefe, and damnd dispaire, Surfeits, imposthumes, grief and damned despair, imposthume (n.)abscess, putrid swellingVen.743
surfeit (n.)
old form: Surfets
sickness brought on by excess
Sweare natures death, for framing thee so faire. Swear Nature's death for framing thee so fair. fair (adv.)
old form: faire
well, nobly, beautifully
Ven.744
And not the least of all these maladies, ‘ And not the least of all these maladies  Ven.745
But in one minutes fight brings beautie vnder, But in one minute's fight brings beauty under:  Ven.746
Both fauor, sauour, hew, and qualities, Both favour, savour, hue and qualities, hue (n.)
old form: hew
appearance, complexion
Ven.747
favour (n.)
old form: fauor
[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
Whereat the th'impartiall gazer late did wonder, Whereat th' impartial gazer late did wonder, impartial (adj.)
old form: impartiall
indifferent, disinterested, detached
Ven.748
wonder (v.)marvel [at], be astonished [at]
late (adv.)recently, a little while ago / before
Are on the sudden wasted, thawed, and donne, Are on the sudden wasted, thawed and done, do (v.)
old form: donne
destroy, consume, reduce to nothing
Ven.749
As mountain snow melts with the midday sonne. As mountain snow melts with the midday sun.  Ven.750
Therefore despight of fruitlesse chastitie, ‘ Therefore, despite of fruitless chastity,  Ven.751
Loue-lacking vestals, and selfe-louing Nuns, Love-lacking vestals and self-loving nuns, vestal (n.)woman vowed to chastity, virgin, priestessVen.752
That on the earth would breed a scarcitie, That on the earth would breed a scarcity  Ven.753
And barraine dearth of daughters, and of suns; And barren dearth of daughters and of sons,  Ven.754
Be prodigall, the lampe that burnes by night, Be prodigal: the lamp that burns by night prodigal (adj.)
old form: prodigall
effusive, lavish, generous
Ven.755
Dries vp his oyle, to lend the world his light. Dries up his oil to lend the world his light.  Ven.756
What is thy bodie but a swallowing graue, ‘ What is thy body but a swallowing grave,  Ven.757
Seeming to burie that posteritie, Seeming to bury that posterity  Ven.758
Which by the rights of time thou needs must haue, Which by the rights of time thou needs must have,  Ven.759
If thou destroy them not in darke obscuritie? If thou destroy them not in dark obscurity?  Ven.760
If so the world will hold thee in disdaine, If so, the world will hold thee in disdain,  Ven.761
Sith in thy pride, so faire a hope is slaine. Sith in thy pride so fair a hope is slain.  Ven.762
So in thy selfe, thy selfe art made away, ‘ So in thyself thyself art made away;  Ven.763
A mischiefe worse then ciuill home-bred strife, A mischief worse than civil home-bred strife, civil (adj.)
old form: ciuill
of civil war
Ven.764
mischief (n.)
old form: mischiefe
catastrophe, calamity, misfortune
Or theirs whose desperat hands them selues do slay, Or theirs whose desperate hands themselves do slay,  Ven.765
Or butcher sire, that reaues his sonne of life: Or butcher sire that reaves his son of life. reave (v.), past form reft
old form: reaues
rob, deprive
Ven.766
Foule cankring rust, the hidden treasure frets, Foul cankering rust the hidden treasure frets, cankering (adj.)
old form: cankring
decaying, corrupting, destroying
Ven.767
fret (v.)wear out, eat away, erode
But gold that's put to vse more gold begets. But gold that's put to use more gold begets.’ use (n.)
old form: vse
profit, interest, premium
Ven.768
Nay then (quoth Adon) you will fall againe, ‘ Nay, then,’ quoth Adon, ‘ you will fall again Adon (n.)[pron: 'adon] short form of AdonisVen.769
Into your idle ouer-handled theame, Into your idle over-handled theme;  Ven.770
The kisse I gaue you is bestow'd in vaine, The kiss I gave you is bestowed in vain,  Ven.771
And all in vaine you striue against the streame, And all in vain you strive against the stream;  Ven.772
For by this black-fac't night, desires foule nourse, For, by this black-faced night, desire's foul nurse, foul (adj.)
old form: foule
plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
Ven.773
Your treatise makes me like you, worse & worse. Your treatise makes me like you worse and worse. treatise (n.)story, tale, narrativeVen.774
If loue haue lent you twentie thousand tongues, ‘ If love have lent you twenty thousand tongues,  Ven.775
And euerie tongue more mouing then your owne, And every tongue more moving than your own,  Ven.776
Bewitching like the wanton Marmaids songs, Bewitching like the wanton mermaid's songs, wanton (adj.)carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playfulVen.777
Yet from mine eare the tempting tune is blowne, Yet from mine ear the tempting tune is blown;  Ven.778
For know my heart stands armed in mine eare, For know, my heart stands armed in mine ear,  Ven.779
And will not let a false sound enter there. And will not let a false sound enter there; false (adj.)[of an instrument or voice] out of tune, discordantVen.780
Lest the deceiuing harmonie should ronne, ‘ Lest the deceiving harmony should run  Ven.781
Into the quiet closure of my brest, Into the quiet closure of my breast; closure (n.)enclosure, bound, limitVen.782
And then my litle heart were quite vndone, And then my little heart were quite undone, undone (adj.)
old form: vndone
ruined, destroyed, brought down
Ven.783
In his bed-chamber to be bard of rest, In his bedchamber to be barred of rest. bar (v.)
old form: bard
forbid, deny, deprive [of]
Ven.784
No Ladie no, my heart longs not to grone, No, lady, no; my heart longs not to groan,  Ven.785
But soundly sleeps, while now it sleeps alone. But soundly sleeps, while now it sleeps alone.  Ven.786
What haue you vrg'd, that I can not reproue? ‘ What have you urged that I cannot reprove? urge (v.)
old form: vrg'd
bring forward, advocate, represent
Ven.787
reprove (v.)
old form: reproue
disprove, rebut, refute, deny
The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger, The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger;  Ven.788
I hate not loue, but your deuise in loue, I hate not love, but your device in love device (n.)
old form: deuise
resourcefulness, aspiration, cast of mind
Ven.789
That lends imbracements vnto euery stranger, That lends embracements unto every stranger. embracement (n.)
old form: imbracements
embrace, clasping, hug
Ven.790
You do it for increase, ô straunge excuse! You do it for increase: O strange excuse, increase (n.)offspring, descendants, procreationVen.791
When reason is the bawd to lusts abuse. When reason is the bawd to lust's abuse! abuse (n.)corrupt practice, wicked wayVen.792
bawd (n.)pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
Call it not loue, for loue to heauen is fled, ‘ Call it not love, for Love to heaven is fled  Ven.793
Since sweating lust on earth vsurpt his name, Since sweating Lust on earth usurped his name;  Ven.794
Vnder whose simple semblance he hath fed, Under whose simple semblance he hath fed semblance (n.)appearance, outward showVen.795
simple (adj.)sincere, honest, open, innocent
Vpon fresh beautie, blotting it with blame; Upon fresh beauty, blotting it with blame;  Ven.796
Which the hot tyrant staines, & soone bereaues: Which the hot tyrant stains and soon bereaves, bereave (v.)
old form: bereaues
take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
Ven.797
As Caterpillers do the tender leaues. As caterpillars do the tender leaves.  Ven.798
Loue comforteth like sun-shine after raine, ‘ Love comforteth like sunshine after rain,  Ven.799
But lusts effect is tempest after sunne, But Lust's effect is tempest after sun;  Ven.800
Loues gentle spring doth alwayes fresh remaine, Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain, gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindVen.801
Lusts winter comes, ere sommer halfe be donne: Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done;  Ven.802
Loue surfets not, lust like a glutton dies: Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies;  Ven.803
Loue is all truth, lust full of forged lies. Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies.  Ven.804
More I could tell, but more I dare not say, ‘ More I could tell, but more I dare not say;  Ven.805
The text is old, the Orator too greene, The text is old, the orator too green. green (adj.)
old form: greene
youthful, inexperienced, immature
Ven.806
Therefore in sadnesse, now I will away, Therefore, in sadness, now I will away; sadness, in / in good
old form: sadnesse
in earnest, seriously
Ven.807
My face is full of shame, my heart of teene, My face is full of shame, my heart of teen: teen (n.)
old form: teene
trouble, grief, suffering
Ven.808
Mine eares that to your wanton talke attended, Mine ears that to your wanton talk attended attend (v.)listen [to], pay attention [to]Ven.809
wanton (adj.)lascivious, lewd, obscene
Do burne them selues, for hauing so offended. Do burn themselves for having so offended.’  Ven.810
With this he breaketh from the sweet embrace, With this, he breaketh from the sweet embrace  Ven.811
Of those faire armes which bound him to her brest, Of those fair arms which bound him to her breast,  Ven.812
And homeward through the dark lawnd runs apace, And homeward through the dark laund runs apace; apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rateVen.813
laund (n.)
old form: lawnd
clearing [in a wood], glade, grassy space
Leaues loue vpon her backe, deeply distrest, Leaves Love upon her back deeply distressed.  Ven.814
Looke how a bright star shooteth from the skye; Look how a bright star shooteth from the sky,  Ven.815
So glides he in the night from Venus eye. So glides he in the night from Venus' eye;  Ven.816
Which after him she dartes, as one on shore Which after him she darts, as one on shore  Ven.817
Gazing vpon a late embarked friend, Gazing upon a late-embarked friend,  Ven.818
Till the wilde waues will haue him seene no more, Till the wild waves will have him seen no more,  Ven.819
Whose ridges with the meeting cloudes contend: Whose ridges with the meeting clouds contend;  Ven.820
So did the mercilesse, and pitchie night, So did the merciless and pitchy night pitchy (adj.)
old form: pitchie
pitch-dark, black, inky, dark
Ven.821
Fold in the obiect that did feed her sight. Fold in the object that did feed her sight.  Ven.822
Whereat amas'd as one that vnaware, Whereat amazed as one that unaware amazed (adj.)
old form: amas'd
dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
Ven.823
Hath dropt a precious iewell in the flood, Hath dropped a precious jewel in the flood,  Ven.824
Or stonisht, as night wandrers often are, Or 'stonished as night-wanderers often are, astonish, 'stonish (v.)
old form: stonisht
stun, dumbfound, strike dumb with dismay
Ven.825
Their light blowne out in some mistrustfull wood; Their light blown out in some mistrustful wood; mistrustful (adj.)
old form: mistrustfull
fearful, intimidating, raising concern
Ven.826
Euen so confounded in the darke she lay, Even so confounded in the dark she lay  Ven.827
Hauing lost the faire discouerie of her way. Having lost the fair discovery of her way.  Ven.828
And now she beates her heart, whereat it grones, And now she beats her heart, whereat it groans,  Ven.829
That all the neighbour caues as seeming troubled, That all the neighbour caves, as seeming troubled,  Ven.830
Make verball repetition of her mones, Make verbal repetition of her moans;  Ven.831
Passion on passion, deeply is redoubled, Passion on passion deeply is redoubled: deeply (adv.)loudly, sonorously, resoundinglyVen.832
passion (n.)passionate outburst, emotional passage
Ay me, she cries, and twentie times, wo, wo, ‘ Ay me!’ she cries, and twenty times, ‘ Woe, woe!’  Ven.833
And twentie ecchoes, twentie times crie so, And twenty echoes twenty times cry so.  Ven.834
She marking them, begins a wailing note, She, marking them, begins a wailing note, mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]Ven.835
And sings extemporally a wofull dittie, And sings extemporally a woeful ditty; ditty (n.)
old form: dittie
song
Ven.836
extemporally (adv.)in an improvised way, impromptu
How loue makes yong-men thrall, & old men dote, How love makes young men thrall, and old men dote; thrall (adj.)captive, enslaved, subjectVen.837
dote (v.)become deranged, behave foolishly
How loue is wise in follie, foolish wittie: How love is wise in folly, foolish witty:  Ven.838
Her heauie antheme still concludes in wo, Her heavy anthem still concludes in woe, anthem (n.)
old form: antheme
song of mourning, hymn of grief
Ven.839
heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
And still the quier of ecchoes answer so. And still the choir of echoes answer so. choir, quire (n.)
old form: quier
company, group, assembly
Ven.840
Her song was tedious, and out-wore the night, Her song was tedious, and outwore the night, outwear (v.)
old form: out-wore
outlast, last the whole length of
Ven.841
For louers houres are long, though seeming short, For lovers' hours are long, though seeming short:  Ven.842
If pleasd themselues, others they thinke delight, If pleased themselves, others, they think, delight  Ven.843
In such like circumstance, with such like sport: In such-like circumstance, with such-like sport. circumstance (n.)detail(s), particular(s), specificsVen.844
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
Their copious stories oftentimes begunne, Their copious stories, oftentimes begun,  Ven.845
End without audience, and are neuer donne. End without audience, and are never done.  Ven.846
For who hath she to spend the night withall, For who hath she to spend the night withal  Ven.847
But idle sounds resembling parasits? But idle sounds resembling parasites,  Ven.848
Like shrill-tongu'd Tapsters answering euerie call, Like shrill-tongued tapsters answering every call, tapster (n.)inn waiter, drawer of aleVen.849
Soothing the humor of fantastique wits, Soothing the humour of fantastic wits? wit (n.)lively person, sharp-minded individualVen.850
humour (n.)
old form: humor
fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
fantastic (adj.)
old form: fantastique
extravagant, fanciful, ingenious
She sayes tis so, they answer all tis so, She says ‘ 'Tis so;’ they answer all ‘ 'Tis so,’  Ven.851
And would say after her, if she said no. And would say after her, if she said ‘ No.’  Ven.852
Lo here the gentle larke wearie of rest, Lo, here the gentle lark, weary of rest, gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kindVen.853
From his moyst cabinet mounts vp on hie, From his moist cabinet mounts up on high, cabinet (n.)dwelling, lodgingVen.854
moist (adj.)
old form: moyst
damp, dripping, dewy
And wakes the morning, from whose siluer brest, And wakes the morning, from whose silver breast  Ven.855
The sunne ariseth in his maiestie, The sun ariseth in his majesty;  Ven.856
Who doth the world so gloriously behold, Who doth the world so gloriously behold  Ven.857
That Ceader tops and hils, seeme burnisht gold. That cedar-tops and hills seem burnished gold.  Ven.858
Venus salutes him with this faire good morrow, Venus salutes him with this fair good-morrow:  Ven.859
Oh thou cleare god, and patron of all light, ‘ O thou clear god, and patron of all light,  Ven.860
From whom ech lamp, and shining star doth borrow, From whom each lamp and shining star doth borrow  Ven.861
The beautious influence that makes him bright, The beauteous influence that makes him bright,  Ven.862
There liues a sonne that suckt an earthly mother, There lives a son that sucked an earthly mother,  Ven.863
May lend thee light, as thou doest lend to other. May lend thee light, as thou dost lend to other.’  Ven.864
This sayd, she hasteth to a mirtle groue, This said, she hasteth to a myrtle grove,  Ven.865
Musing the morning is so much ore-worne, Musing the morning is so much o'erworn, overworn (adj.)
old form: ore-worne
used up, spent
Ven.866
And yet she heares no tidings of her loue; And yet she hears no tidings of her love;  Ven.867
She harkens for his hounds, and for his horne, She hearkens for his hounds and for his horn. hearken (v.)
old form: harkens
listen [to], pay attention [to]
Ven.868
Anon she heares them chaunt it lustily, Anon she hears them chant it lustily, anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presentlyVen.869
chant it
old form: chaunt
sing out, give tongue
And all in hast she coasteth to the cry. And all in haste she coasteth to the cry. cry (n.)[of hounds] noise, call, yelpVen.870
coast (v.)make one's way, approach [towards]
And as she runnes, the bushes in the way, And as she runs, the bushes in the way  Ven.871
Some catch her by the necke, some kisse her face, Some catch her by the neck, some kiss her face,  Ven.872
Some twin'd about her thigh to make her stay, Some twine about her thigh to make her stay;  Ven.873
She wildly breaketh from their strict imbrace, She wildly breaketh from their strict embrace, strict (adj.)tight, close, pressingVen.874
Like a milch Doe, whose swelling dugs do ake, Like a milch doe, whose swelling dugs do ache, dug (n.)nipple, teat, breastVen.875
milch (adj.)milking, in milk
Hasting to feed her fawne, hid in some brake, Hasting to feed her fawn hid in some brake. brake (n.)bush, thicketVen.876
By this she heares the hounds are at a bay, By this she hears the hounds are at a bay; bay (n.)[hunting] last stand, point of captureVen.877
this, byby this time
Whereat she starts like one that spies an adder, Whereat she starts, like one that spies an adder  Ven.878
Wreath'd vp in fatall folds iust in his way, Wreathed up in fatal folds just in his way,  Ven.879
The feare where of doth make him shake, & shudder, The fear whereof doth make him shake and shudder:  Ven.880
Euen so the timerous yelping of the hounds, Even so the timorous yelping of the hounds timorous (adj.)
old form: timerous
fearful, apprehensive, doubting
Ven.881
Appals her senses, and her spirit confounds. Appals her senses and her spirit confounds. confound (v.)amaze, dumbfound, stunVen.882
For now she knowes it is no gentle chase, For now she knows it is no gentle chase, gentle (adj.)peaceful, calm, free from violenceVen.883
But the blunt boare, rough beare, or lyon proud, But the blunt boar, rough bear, or lion proud, blunt (adj.)rough, harsh, unsparingVen.884
Because the crie remaineth in one place, Because the cry remaineth in one place, cry (n.)
old form: crie
[of hounds] noise, call, yelp
Ven.885
Where fearefully the dogs exclaime aloud, Where fearfully the dogs exclaim aloud.  Ven.886
Finding their enemie to be so curst, Finding their enemy to be so curst, curst (adj.)angry, furious, fierceVen.887
They all straine curt'sie who shall cope him first. They all strain court'sy who shall cope him first. cope, cope with (v.)encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]Ven.888
strain (v.)transgress, go beyond, exceed
This dismall crie rings sadly in her eare, This dismal cry rings sadly in her ear, dismal (adj.)
old form: dismall
sinister, ominous, malign
Ven.889
Through which it enters to surprise her hart, Through which it enters to surprise her heart;  Ven.890
Who ouercome by doubt, and bloodlesse feare, Who, overcome by doubt and bloodless fear,  Ven.891
With cold-pale weakenesse, nums ech feeling part, With cold-pale weakness numbs each feeling part; feeling (adj.)capable of sensationVen.892
Like soldiers when their captain once doth yeeld, Like soldiers, when their captain once doth yield,  Ven.893
They basely flie, and dare not stay the field. They basely fly and dare not stay the field. basely (adv.)dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiouslyVen.894
stay (v.)stay put on, maintain a presence on
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
Thus stands she in a trembling extasie, Thus stands she in a trembling ecstasy; ecstasy (n.)
old form: extasie
emotion, state of mind, feeling
Ven.895
Till cheering vp her senses all dismayd, Till, cheering up her senses all dismayed,  Ven.896
She tels them tis a causlesse fantasie, She tells them 'tis a causeless fantasy, causeless (adj.)
old form: causlesse
groundless, unjustified, idle
Ven.897
And childish error that they are affrayd, And childish error, that they are afraid;  Ven.898
Bids thẽ leaue quaking, bids them feare no more, Bids them leave quaking, bids them fear no more;  Ven.899
And with that word, she spide the hunted boare. And with that word she spied the hunted boar,  Ven.900
Whose frothie mouth bepainted all with red, Whose frothy mouth, bepainted all with red, bepaint (v.)cover over, colour, tingeVen.901
Like milke, & blood, being mingled both togither, Like milk and blood being mingled both together,  Ven.902
A second feare through all her sinewes spred, A second fear through all her sinews spread, sinew (n.)
old form: sinewes
nerve
Ven.903
Which madly hurries her, she knowes not whither, Which madly hurries her she knows not whither:  Ven.904
This way she runs, and now she will no further, This way runs, and now she will no further,  Ven.905
But backe retires, to rate the boare for murther. But back retires to rate the boar for murther. murther (n./v.)variant spelling of ‘murder’Ven.906
rate (v.)berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
A thousand spleenes beare her a thousand wayes, A thousand spleens bear her a thousand ways; spleen (n.)
old form: spleenes
impulse, caprice, whim
Ven.907
She treads the path, that she vntreads againe; She treads the path that she untreads again; untread (v.)
old form: vntreads
retrace, go back upon
Ven.908
Her more then hast, is mated with delayes, Her more than haste is mated with delays, mate (v.)check, frustrate, hinderVen.909
Like the proceedings of a drunken braine, Like the proceedings of a drunken brain,  Ven.910
Full of respects, yet naught at all respecting, Full of respects, yet nought at all respecting, respect (n.)consideration, factor, circumstanceVen.911
respect (v.)bear in mind, consider
In hand with all things, naught at all effecting. In hand with all things, nought at all effecting.  Ven.912
Here kenneld in a brake, she finds a hound, Here kennelled in a brake she finds a hound, brake (n.)bush, thicketVen.913
And askes the wearie caitiffe for his maister, And asks the weary caitiff for his master, caitiff (n.)
old form: caitiffe
[sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
Ven.914
And there another licking of his wound, And there another licking of his wound,  Ven.915
Gainst venimd sores, the onely soueraigne plaister. 'Gainst venomed sores the only sovereign plaster; venomed (adj.)
old form: venimd
poisoned, venomous
Ven.916
And here she meets another, sadly skowling, And here she meets another sadly scowling,  Ven.917
To whom she speaks, & he replies with howling. To whom she speaks, and he replies with howling.  Ven.918
When he hath ceast his ill resounding noise, When he hath ceased his ill-resounding noise,  Ven.919
Another flapmouthd mourner, blacke, and grim, Another flap-mouthed mourner, black and grim, flap-mouthed (adj.)
old form: flapmouthd
with wide loosely hanging lips
Ven.920
Against the welkin, volies out his voyce, Against the welkin volleys out his voice; welkin (n.)sky, firmament, heavensVen.921
Another, and another, answer him, Another and another answer him,  Ven.922
Clapping their proud tailes to the ground below, Clapping their proud tails to the ground below,  Ven.923
Shaking their scratcht-eares, bleeding as they go. Shaking their scratched ears, bleeding as they go.  Ven.924
Looke how, the worlds poore people are amazed, Look how the world's poor people are amazed  Ven.925
At apparitions, signes, and prodigies, At apparitions, signs and prodigies,  Ven.926
Whereon with feareful eyes, they long haue gazed, Whereon with fearful eyes they long have gazed,  Ven.927
Infusing them with dreadfull prophecies; Infusing them with dreadful prophecies;  Ven.928
So she at these sad signes, drawes vp her breath, So she at these sad signs draws up her breath sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemnVen.929
And sighing it againe, exclaimes on death. And, sighing it again, exclaims on Death. exclaim on / upon (v.)accuse, blame, denounce [loudly]Ven.930
Hard fauourd tyrant, ougly, meagre, leane, ‘ Hard-favoured tyrant, ugly, meagre, lean, hard-favoured (adj.)
old form: Hard fauourd
ugly, unattractive, unsightly, hideous
Ven.931
Hatefull diuorce of loue, (thus chides she death) Hateful divorce of love,’ – thus chides she Death – chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reproveVen.932
divorce (n.)
old form: diuorce
cause of separation, reason for estrangement
Grim-grinning ghost, earths-worme what dost thou thou meane? ‘ Grim-grinning ghost, earth's worm, what dost thou mean  Ven.933
To stifle beautie, and to steale his breath? To stifle beauty and to steal his breath  Ven.934
Who when he liu'd, his breath and beautie set Who when he lived, his breath and beauty set  Ven.935
Glosse on the rose, smell to the violet. Gloss on the rose, smell to the violet?  Ven.936
If he be dead, ô no, it cannot be, ‘ If he be dead – O no, it cannot be,  Ven.937
Seeing his beautie, thou shouldst strike at it, Seeing his beauty, thou shouldst strike at it –  Ven.938
Oh yes, it may, thou hast no eyes to see, O yes, it may; thou hast no eyes to see,  Ven.939
But hatefully at randon doest thou hit, But hatefully at random dost thou hit.  Ven.940
Thy marke is feeble age, but thy false dart, Thy mark is feeble age; but thy false dart false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidiousVen.941
Mistakes that aime, and cleaues an infants hart. Mistakes that aim, and cleaves an infant's heart.  Ven.942
Hadst thou but bid beware, then he had spoke, ‘ Hadst thou but bid beware, then he had spoke,  Ven.943
And hearing him, thy power had lost his power, And, hearing him, thy power had lost his power.  Ven.944
The destinies will curse thee for this stroke, The Destinies will curse thee for this stroke;  Ven.945
They bid thee crop a weed, thou pluckst a flower, They bid thee crop a weed, thou pluckst a flower.  Ven.946
Loues golden arrow at him should haue fled, Love's golden arrow at him should have fled,  Ven.947
And not deaths ebon dart to strike him dead. And not Death's ebon dart, to strike him dead. ebon (adj.)dark, sombreVen.948
Dost thou drink tears, that thou prouok'st such weeping, ‘ Dost thou drink tears, that thou provok'st such weeping?  Ven.949
What may a heauie grone aduantage thee? What may a heavy groan advantage thee? advantage (v.)
old form: aduantage
benefit, help, aid
Ven.950
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
Why hast thou cast into eternall sleeping, Why hast thou cast into eternal sleeping  Ven.951
Those eyes that taught all other eyes to see? Those eyes that taught all other eyes to see?  Ven.952
Now nature cares not for thy mortall vigour, Now Nature cares not for thy mortal vigour, vigour (n.)power, efficacy, effectVen.953
mortal (adj.)
old form: mortall
fatal, deadly, lethal
Since her best worke is ruin'd with thy rigour. Since her best work is ruined with thy rigour.’  Ven.954
Here ouercome as one full of dispaire, Here overcome as one full of despair,  Ven.955
She vaild her eye-lids, who like sluces stopt She vailed her eyelids, who, like sluices, stopped vail (v.)
old form: vaild
lower, bow down, cast down [as in submission]
Ven.956
sluice (n.)
old form: sluces
floodgate
The christall tide, that from her two cheeks faire, The crystal tide that from her two cheeks fair crystal (adj.)
old form: christall
clear, bright, transparent
Ven.957
In the sweet channell of her bosome dropt. In the sweet channel of her bosom dropped;  Ven.958
But through the floud-gates breaks the siluer rain, But through the flood-gates breaks the silver rain,  Ven.959
And with his strong course opens them againe. And with his strong course opens them again. course (n.)course of action, way of proceedingVen.960
O how her eyes, and teares, did lend, and borrow, O, how her eyes and tears did lend and borrow!  Ven.961
Her eye seene in the teares, teares in her eye, Her eye seen in the tears, tears in her eye;  Ven.962
Both christals, where they viewd ech others sorrow: Both crystals, where they viewed each other's sorrow, crystal (n.)
old form: christals
(plural) eyes
Ven.963
sorrow (n.)mourning, lamentation
Sorrow, that friendly sighs sought still to drye, Sorrow that friendly sighs sought still to dry;  Ven.964
But like a stormie day, now wind, now raine, But like a stormy day, now wind, now rain,  Ven.965
Sighs drie her cheeks, tears make thẽ wet againe. Sighs dry her cheeks, tears make them wet again.  Ven.966
Variable passions throng her constant wo, Variable passions throng her constant woe, passion (n.)powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]Ven.967
As striuing who should best become her griefe, As striving who should best become her grief; become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate toVen.968
strive (v.)
old form: striuing
compete, contend, vie
All entertaind, ech passion labours so, All entertained, each passion labours so entertain (v.)
old form: entertaind
receive, admit, let in
Ven.969
That euerie present sorrow seemeth chiefe, That every present sorrow seemeth chief,  Ven.970
But none is best, then ioyne they all together, But none is best. Then join they all together,  Ven.971
Like many clouds, consulting for foule weather. Like many clouds consulting for foul weather.  Ven.972
By this farre off, she heares some huntsman hallow, By this, far off she hears some huntsman holloa; this, byby this timeVen.973
holla, holloa (v.)
old form: hallow
halloo, shout, call out [to]
A nourses song nere pleasd her babe so well, A nurse's song ne'er pleased her babe so well.  Ven.974
The dyre imagination she did follow, The dire imagination she did follow  Ven.975
This sound of hope doth labour to expell, This sound of hope doth labour to expel;  Ven.976
For now reuiuing ioy bids her reioyce, For now reviving joy bids her rejoice,  Ven.977
And flatters her, it is Adonis voyce. And flatters her it is Adonis' voice.  Ven.978
Whereat her teares began to turne their tide, Whereat her tears began to turn their tide,  Ven.979
Being prisond in her eye: like pearles in glasse, Being prisoned in her eye like pearls in glass;  Ven.980
Yet sometimes fals an orient drop beside, Yet sometimes falls an orient drop beside, beside (adv.)passing by, to one sideVen.981
orient (adj.)lustrous, brilliant, bright
Which her cheeke melts, as scorning it should passe Which her cheek melts, as scorning it should pass  Ven.982
To wash the foule face of the sluttish ground, To wash the foul face of the sluttish ground,  Ven.983
Who is but dronken when she seemeth drownd. Who is but drunken when she seemeth drowned.  Ven.984
O hard beleeuing loue how strange it seemes! O hard-believing love, how strange it seems  Ven.985
Not to beleeue, and yet too credulous: Not to believe, and yet too credulous!  Ven.986
Thy weale, and wo, are both of them extreames, Thy weal and woe are both of them extremes;  Ven.987
Despaire, and hope, makes thee ridiculous. Despair, and hope, makes thee ridiculous:  Ven.988
The one doth flatter thee in thoughts vnlikely, The one doth flatter thee in thoughts unlikely,  Ven.989
In likely thoughts the other kils thee quickly. In likely thoughts the other kills thee quickly.  Ven.990
Now she vnweaues the web that she hath wrought, Now she unweaves the web that she hath wrought:  Ven.991
Adonis liues, and death is not to blame: Adonis lives, and Death is not to blame; blame, toto be blamed, blameworthyVen.992
It was not she that cald him all to nought; It was not she that called him, all to nought: naught, nought (adj.)worthless, useless, of no valueVen.993
Now she ads honours to his hatefull name. Now she adds honours to his hateful name;  Ven.994
She clepes him king of graues, & graue for kings, She clepes him king of graves, and grave for kings, clepe (v.), past forms clept, yclept[archaism] call, name, styleVen.995
Imperious supreme of all mortall things. Imperious supreme of all mortal things. imperious, emperious (adj.)imperial, majestic, sovereignVen.996
supreme (n.)supreme ruler, king, highest in authority
No, no, quoth she, sweet death, I did but iest, ‘ No, no,’ quoth she, ‘ sweet Death, I did but jest;  Ven.997
Yet pardon me, I felt a kind of feare Yet pardon me, I felt a kind of fear  Ven.998
When as I met the boare, that bloodie beast, When as I met the boar, that bloody beast,  Ven.999
Which knowes no pitie but is still seuere, Which knows no pity, but is still severe: still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyVen.1000
Then gentle shadow (truth I must confesse) Then, gentle shadow – truth I must confess – shadow (n.)spirit, phantom, spectre, ghostVen.1001
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
I rayld on thee, fearing my loues decesse. I railed on thee, fearing my love's decease. rail (v.)
old form: rayld
rant, rave, be abusive [about]
Ven.1002
Tis not my fault, the Bore prouok't my tong, ‘ 'Tis not my fault: the boar provoked my tongue;  Ven.1003
Be wreak't on him (inuisible commaunder) Be wreaked on him, invisible commander; wreak (v.)
old form: wreak't
revenge, requite, pay back
Ven.1004
T'is he foule creature, that hath done thee wrong, 'Tis he, foul creature, that hath done thee wrong;  Ven.1005
I did but act, he's author of thy slaunder. I did but act, he's author of thy slander. author (n.)creator, originator, instigatorVen.1006
Greefe hath two tongues, and neuer woman yet, Grief hath two tongues, and never woman yet  Ven.1007
Could rule them both, without ten womens wit. Could rule them both without ten women's wit.’ wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental abilityVen.1008
Thus hoping that Adonis is aliue, Thus, hoping that Adonis is alive,  Ven.1009
Her rash suspect she doth extenuate, Her rash suspect she doth extenuate; suspect (n.)suspicion, mistrust, doubtVen.1010
And that his beautie may the better thriue, And that his beauty may the better thrive,  Ven.1011
With death she humbly doth insinuate. With Death she humbly doth insinuate; insinuate (v.)curry favour, work subtly [on], ingratiate oneselfVen.1012
Tels him of trophies, statues, tombes, and stories, Tells him of trophies, statues, tombs, and stories story (v.)give an account of, portrayVen.1013
His victories, his triumphs, and his glories. His victories, his triumphs and his glories.  Ven.1014
O Ioue quoth she, how much a foole was I, ‘ O Jove,’ quoth she, ‘ how much a fool was I Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme godVen.1015
To be of such a weake and sillie mind, To be of such a weak and silly mind  Ven.1016
To waile his death who liues, and must not die, To wail his death who lives, and must not die  Ven.1017
Till mutuall ouerthrow of mortall kind? Till mutual overthrow of mortal kind! mutual (adj.)
old form: mutuall
common, general, omnipresent
Ven.1018
For he being dead, with him is beautie slaine, For he being dead, with him is Beauty slain,  Ven.1019
And beautie dead, blacke Chaos comes againe. And, Beauty dead, black Chaos comes again.  Ven.1020
Fy, fy, fond loue, thou art as full of feare, ‘ Fie, fie, fond love, thou art as full of fear  Ven.1021
As one with treasure laden, hem'd with theeues, As one with treasure laden, hemmed with thieves; hem (v.)
old form: hem'd
enclose, surround, confine
Ven.1022
Trifles vnwitnessed with eye, or eare, Trifles unwitnessed with eye or ear unwitnessed (adj.)
old form: vnwitnessed
unconfirmed, unsupported, unverified [by]
Ven.1023
Thy coward heart with false bethinking greeues. Thy coward heart with false bethinking grieves.’ bethinking (n.)reflection, rumination, consideringVen.1024
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
Euen at this word she heares a merry horne, Even at this word she hears a merry horn,  Ven.1025
Whereat she leaps, that was but late forlorne. Whereat she leaps that was but late forlorn. late (adv.)recently, a little while ago / beforeVen.1026
leap (v.)rejoice, enthuse, exult
As Faulcons to the lure, away she flies, As falcon to the lure, away she flies;  Ven.1027
The grasse stoops not, she treads on it so light, The grass stoops not, she treads on it so light;  Ven.1028
And in her hast, vnfortunately spies, And in her haste unfortunately spies  Ven.1029
The foule boares conquest, on her faire delight, The foul boar's conquest on her fair delight;  Ven.1030
Which seene, her eyes are murdred with the view, Which seen, her eyes, as murdered with the view,  Ven.1031
Like stars asham'd of day, themselues withdrew. Like stars ashamed of day, themselves withdrew;  Ven.1032
Or as the snaile, whose tender hornes being hit, Or as the snail, whose tender horns being hit,  Ven.1033
Shrinks backward in his shellie caue with paine, Shrinks backward in his shelly cave with pain, shelly (adj.)
old form: shellie
shell-like, shell-covered
Ven.1034
And, there all smoothred vp, in shade doth sit, And there all smothered up in shade doth sit,  Ven.1035
Long after fearing to creepe forth againe: Long after fearing to creep forth again;  Ven.1036
So at his bloodie view her eyes are fled, So at his bloody view her eyes are fled  Ven.1037
Into the deep-darke cabbins of her head. Into the deep-dark cabins of her head; cabin (n.)
old form: cabbins
den, hole, cave
Ven.1038
Where they resigne their office, and their light, Where they resign their office and their light office (n.)role, position, place, functionVen.1039
To the disposing of her troubled braine, To the disposing of her troubled brain; disposing (n.)disposal, management, controlVen.1040
Who bids them still consort with ougly night, Who bids them still consort with ugly night,  Ven.1041
And neuer wound the heart with lookes againe, And never wound the heart with looks again;  Ven.1042
Who like a king perplexed in his throne, Who, like a king perplexed in his throne,  Ven.1043
By their suggestion, giues a deadly grone. By their suggestion gives a deadly groan:  Ven.1044
Whereat ech tributarie subiect quakes, Whereat each tributary subject quakes, tributary (adj.)
old form: tributarie
paying a tribute, contributory
Ven.1045
As when the wind imprisond in the ground, As when the wind, imprisoned in the ground,  Ven.1046
Struggling for passage, earths foundation shakes, Struggling for passage, earth's foundation shakes,  Ven.1047
which with cold terror, doth mens minds confoũd: Which with cold terror doth men's minds confound.  Ven.1048
This mutinie ech part doth so surprise, This mutiny each part doth so surprise,  Ven.1049
That frõ their dark beds once more leap her eies. That from their dark beds once more leap her eyes;  Ven.1050
And being opend, threw vnwilling light, And being opened, threw unwilling light  Ven.1051
Vpon the wide wound, that the boare had trencht Upon the wide wound that the boar had trenched trench (v.)
old form: trencht
gouge, cut, gash
Ven.1052
In his soft flanke, whose wonted lillie white In his soft flank; whose wonted lily-white wonted (adj.)accustomed, usual, customaryVen.1053
With purple tears that his wound wept, had drẽcht. With purple tears that his wound wept was drenched: purple (adj.)bright-red, blood-coloured, bloodyVen.1054
No floure was nigh, no grasse, hearb, leaf, or weed, No flower was nigh, no grass, herb, leaf or weed,  Ven.1055
But stole his blood, and seemd with him to bleed. But stole his blood and seemed with him to bleed.  Ven.1056
This solemne sympathie, poore Venus noteth, This solemn sympathy poor Venus noteth; solemn (adj.)
old form: solemne
impressive, breathtaking, awe-inspiring
Ven.1057
Ouer one shoulder doth she hang her head, Over one shoulder doth she hang her head;  Ven.1058
Dumblie she passions, frantikely she doteth, Dumbly she passions, franticly she doteth: passion (v.)experience deep feeling, be profoundly moved, grieveVen.1059
She thinkes he could not die, he is not dead, She thinks he could not die, he is not dead.  Ven.1060
Her voice is stopt, her ioynts forget to bow, Her voice is stopped, her joints forget to bow;  Ven.1061
Her eyes are mad, that they haue wept till now. Her eyes are mad that they have wept till now.  Ven.1062
Vpon his hurt she lookes so stedfastly, Upon his hurt she looks so steadfastly  Ven.1063
That her sight dazling, makes the wound seem three, That her sight dazzling makes the wound seem three; dazzle (v.)
old form: dazling
grow dim, become unable to see properly
Ven.1064
And then she reprehends her mangling eye, And then she reprehends her mangling eye reprehend (v.)reprove, censure, rebukeVen.1065
That makes more gashes, where no breach shuld be: That makes more gashes where no breach should be:  Ven.1066
His face seems twain, ech seuerall lim is doubled, His face seems twain, each several limb is doubled, several (adj.)
old form: seuerall
separate, different, distinct
Ven.1067
For oft the eye mistakes, the brain being troubled For oft the eye mistakes, the brain being troubled. oft (adv.)oftenVen.1068
My tongue cannot expresse my griefe for one, ‘ My tongue cannot express my grief for one,  Ven.1069
And yet (quoth she) behold two Adons dead, And yet,’ quoth she, ‘ behold two Adons dead! Adon (n.)[pron: 'adon] short form of AdonisVen.1070
My sighes are blowne away, my salt teares gone, My sighs are blown away, my salt tears gone,  Ven.1071
Mine eyes are turn'd to fire, my heart to lead, Mine eyes are turned to fire, my heart to lead;  Ven.1072
Heauie hearts lead melt at mine eyes red fire, Heavy heart's lead, melt at mine eyes' red fire!  Ven.1073
So shall I die by drops of hot desire. So shall I die by drops of hot desire.  Ven.1074
Alas poore world what treasure hast thou lost, ‘ Alas, poor world, what treasure hast thou lost!  Ven.1075
What face remains aliue that's worth the viewing? What face remains alive that's worth the viewing?  Ven.1076
Whose tongue is musick now? What cãst thou boast, Whose tongue is music now? what canst thou boast  Ven.1077
Of things long since, or any thing insuing? Of things long since, or any thing ensuing?  Ven.1078
The flowers are sweet, their colours fresh, and trim, The flowers are sweet, their colours fresh and trim; trim (adj.)fine, excellent, smartVen.1079
sweet (adj.)perfumed, scented, fragrant
But true sweet beautie liu'd, and di'de with him. But true sweet beauty lived and died with him.  Ven.1080
Bonnet, nor vaile henceforth no creature weare, ‘ Bonnet nor veil henceforth no creature wear; bonnet (n.)hat, capVen.1081
Nor sunne, nor wind will euer striue to kisse you, Nor sun nor wind will ever strive to kiss you.  Ven.1082
Hauing no faire to lose, you need not feare, Having no fair to lose, you need not fear; fair (n.)
old form: faire
fair face, beauty
Ven.1083
The sun doth skorne you, & the wind doth hisse you. The sun doth scorn you, and the wind doth hiss you.  Ven.1084
But when Adonis liu'de, sunne, and sharpe aire, But when Adonis lived, sun and sharp air  Ven.1085
Lurkt like two theeues, to rob him of his faire. Lurked like two thieves, to rob him of his fair; fair (n.)
old form: faire
fair face, beauty
Ven.1086
And therefore would he put his bonnet on, ‘ And therefore would he put his bonnet on, bonnet (n.)hat, capVen.1087
Vnder whose brim the gaudie sunne would peepe, Under whose brim the gaudy sun would peep; gaudy (adj.)
old form: gaudie
bright, brilliant, shining
Ven.1088
The wind would blow it off, and being gon, The wind would blow it off, and, being gone,  Ven.1089
Play with his locks, then would Adonis weepe. Play with his locks. Then would Adonis weep;  Ven.1090
And straight in pittie of his tender yeares, And straight, in pity of his tender years, tender (adj.)immature, undeveloped, inexperiencedVen.1091
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
They both would striue who first should drie his teares. They both would strive who first should dry his tears.  Ven.1092
To see his face the Lion walkt along, ‘ To see his face the lion walked along  Ven.1093
Behind some hedge, because he would not fear him: Behind some hedge, because he would not fear him; fear (v.)frighten, scare, terrify, dauntVen.1094
To recreate himself when he hath song, To recreate himself when he hath sung,  Ven.1095
The Tygre would be tame, and gently heare him. The tiger would be tame and gently hear him;  Ven.1096
If he had spoke, the wolfe would leaue his praie, If he had spoke, the wolf would leave his prey  Ven.1097
And neuer fright the sillie lambe that daie. And never fright the silly lamb that day. silly (adj.)helpless, defenceless, vulnerableVen.1098
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
When he beheld his shadow in the brooke, ‘ When he beheld his shadow in the brook,  Ven.1099
The fishes spread on it their golden gils, The fishes spread on it their golden gills;  Ven.1100
When he was by the birds such pleasure tooke, When he was by, the birds such pleasure took  Ven.1101
That some would sing, some other in their bils That some would sing, some other in their bills  Ven.1102
Would bring him mulberries & ripe-red cherries, Would bring him mulberries and ripe-red cherries;  Ven.1103
He fed them with his sight, they him with berries. He fed them with his sight, they him with berries.  Ven.1104
But this foule, grim, and vrchin-snowted Boare, ‘ But this foul, grim, and urchin-snouted boar, urchin-snouted (adj.)
old form: vrchin-snowted
with nose like a hedgehog
Ven.1105
Whose downeward eye still looketh for a graue: Whose downward eye still looketh for a grave, still (adv.)constantly, always, continuallyVen.1106
Ne're saw the beautious liuerie that he wore, Ne'er saw the beauteous livery that he wore; livery (n.)
old form: liuerie
uniform, costume, special clothing
Ven.1107
Witnesse the intertainment that he gaue. Witness the entertainment that he gave. entertainment (n.)
old form: intertainment
treatment, hospitality, reception
Ven.1108
If he did see his face, why then I know, If he did see his face, why then I know  Ven.1109
He thought to kisse him, and hath kild him so. He thought to kiss him, and hath killed him so.  Ven.1110
Tis true, tis true, thus was Adonis slaine, ‘ 'Tis true, 'tis true; thus was Adonis slain:  Ven.1111
He ran vpon the Boare with his sharpe speare, He ran upon the boar with his sharp spear,  Ven.1112
Who did not whet his teeth at him againe, Who did not whet his teeth at him again,  Ven.1113
But by a kisse thought to persuade him there. But by a kiss thought to persuade him there;  Ven.1114
And nousling in his flanke the louing swine, And nuzzling in his flank, the loving swine  Ven.1115
Sheath'd vnaware the tuske in his soft groine. Sheathed unaware the tusk in his soft groin.  Ven.1116
Had I bin tooth'd like him I must confesse, ‘ Had I been toothed like him, I must confess,  Ven.1117
With kissing him I should haue kild him first, With kissing him I should have killed him first;  Ven.1118
But he is dead, and neuer did he blesse But he is dead, and never did he bless  Ven.1119
My youth with his, the more am I accurst. My youth with his; the more am I accurst.’  Ven.1120
With this she falleth in the place she stood, With this, she falleth in the place she stood,  Ven.1121
And staines her face with his congealed bloud. And stains her face with his congealed blood.  Ven.1122
She lookes vpon his lips, and they are pale, She looks upon his lips, and they are pale;  Ven.1123
She takes him by the hand, and that is cold, She takes him by the hand, and that is cold;  Ven.1124
She whispers in his eares a heauie tale, She whispers in his ears a heavy tale, heavy (adj.)
old form: heauie
sorrowful, sad, gloomy
Ven.1125
As if they heard the wofull words she told: As if they heard the woeful words she told;  Ven.1126
She lifts the coffer-lids that close his eyes, She lifts the coffer-lids that close his eyes, coffer-lid (n.)lid of a treasure-chestVen.1127
Where lo, two lamps burnt out in darknesse lies. Where, lo, two lamps, burnt out, in darkness lies;  Ven.1128
Two glasses where her selfe, her selfe beheld Two glasses, where herself herself beheld glass (n.)mirror, looking-glassVen.1129
glass (n.)eye-ball
A thousand times, and now no more reflect, A thousand times, and now no more reflect,  Ven.1130
Their vertue lost, wherein they late exceld, Their virtue lost wherein they late excelled,  Ven.1131
And euerie beautie robd of his effect; And every beauty robbed of his effect.  Ven.1132
Wonder of time (quoth she) this is my spight, ‘ Wonder of time,’ quoth she, ‘ this is my spite, spite (n.)
old form: spight
annoyance, vexation, irritation
Ven.1133
That thou being dead, the day shuld yet be light. That, thou being dead, the day should yet be light.  Ven.1134
Since thou art dead, lo here I prophecie, ‘ Since thou art dead, lo, here I prophesy  Ven.1135
Sorrow on loue hereafter shall attend: Sorrow on love hereafter shall attend: attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]Ven.1136
It shall be wayted on with iealousie, It shall be waited on with jealousy,  Ven.1137
Find sweet beginning, but vnsauorie end. Find sweet beginning, but unsavoury end;  Ven.1138
Nere setled equally, but high or lo, Ne'er settled equally, but high or low,  Ven.1139
That all loues pleasure shall not match his wo. That all love's pleasure shall not match his woe.  Ven.1140
It shall be fickle, false, and full of fraud, ‘ It shall be fickle, false and full of fraud, false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithfulVen.1141
Bud, and be blasted, in a breathing while, Bud, and be blasted, in a breathing while; blast (v.)blight, wither, destroyVen.1142
breathing while (n.)breathing-space, short space of time
The bottome poyson, and the top ore-strawd The bottom poison, and the top o'erstrawed overstrawed (adj.)
old form: ore-strawd
strewn about, sprinkled over
Ven.1143
With sweets, that shall the truest sight beguile, With sweets that shall the truest sight beguile; beguile (v.)charm, captivate, bewitchVen.1144
The strongest bodie shall it make most weake, The strongest body shall it make most weak,  Ven.1145
Strike the wise dũbe, & teach the foole to speake. Strike the wise dumb, and teach the fool to speak.  Ven.1146
It shall be sparing, and too full of ryot, ‘ It shall be sparing, and too full of riot, sparing (adj.)niggardly, frugal, miserlyVen.1147
riot (n.)
old form: ryot
excess, abundance, profusion
Teaching decrepit age to tread the measures, Teaching decrepit age to tread the measures; measure (n.)slow stately dance, graceful movementVen.1148
The staring ruffian shall it keepe in quiet, The staring ruffian shall it keep in quiet, staring (adj.)glaring, wild, truculentVen.1149
Pluck down the rich, inrich the poore with treasures, Pluck down the rich, enrich the poor with treasures;  Ven.1150
It shall be raging mad, and sillie milde, It shall be raging-mad, and silly-mild,  Ven.1151
Make the yoong old, the old become a childe. Make the young old, the old become a child.  Ven.1152
It shall suspect where is no cause of feare, ‘ It shall suspect where is no cause of fear;  Ven.1153
It shall not feare where it should most mistrust, It shall not fear where it should most mistrust;  Ven.1154
It shall be mercifull, and too seueare, It shall be merciful, and too severe,  Ven.1155
And most deceiuing, when it seemes most iust, And most deceiving when it seems most just;  Ven.1156
Peruerse it shall be, where it showes most toward, Perverse it shall be where it shows most toward, toward (adj.)docile, compliant, obligingVen.1157
Put feare to valour, courage to the coward. Put fear to valour, courage to the coward.  Ven.1158
It shall be cause of warre, and dire euents, ‘ It shall be cause of war and dire events,  Ven.1159
And set dissention twixt the sonne, and sire, And set dissension 'twixt the son and sire;  Ven.1160
Subiect, and seruill to all discontents: Subject and servile to all discontents, servile (adj.)
old form: seruill
subordinate, controlled [by]
Ven.1161
As drie combustious matter is to fire, As dry combustious matter is to fire. combustious (adj.)combustible, flammable, inflammableVen.1162
Sith in his prime, death doth my loue destroy, Sith in his prime death doth my love destroy,  Ven.1163
They that loue best, their loues shall not enioy. They that love best their loves shall not enjoy.’  Ven.1164
By this the boy that by her side laie kild, By this the boy that by her side lay killed  Ven.1165
Was melted like a vapour from her sight, Was melted like a vapour from her sight, vapour (n.)exhalation, steamy emission, mistinessVen.1166
And in his blood that on the ground laie spild, And in his blood that on the ground lay spilled  Ven.1167
A purple floure sproong vp, checkred with white, A purple flower sprung up, chequered with white,  Ven.1168
Resembling well his pale cheekes, and the blood, Resembling well his pale cheeks, and the blood  Ven.1169
Which in round drops, vpõ their whitenesse stood. Which in round drops upon their whiteness stood.  Ven.1170
She bowes her head, the new-sprong floure to smel, She bows her head the new-sprung flower to smell,  Ven.1171
Comparing it to her Adonis breath, Comparing it to her Adonis' breath;  Ven.1172
And saies within her bosome it shall dwell, And says within her bosom it shall dwell,  Ven.1173
Since he himselfe is reft from her by death; Since he himself is reft from her by death. reave (v.), past form reftrob, depriveVen.1174
She crop's the stalke, and in the breach appeares, She crops the stalk, and in the breach appears breach (n.)tear, gap, holeVen.1175
crop (v.)break off, cut through
Green-dropping sap, which she cõpares to teares. Green-dropping sap, which she compares to tears.  Ven.1176
Poore floure (quoth she) this was thy fathers guise, ‘ Poor flower,’ quoth she, ‘ this was thy father's guise – guise (n.)way, custom, practiceVen.1177
Sweet issue of a more sweet smelling sire, Sweet issue of a more sweet-smelling sire – issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendantVen.1178
For euerie little griefe to wet his eies, For every little grief to wet his eyes.  Ven.1179
To grow vnto himselfe was his desire; To grow unto himself was his desire,  Ven.1180
And so tis thine, but know it is as good, And so 'tis thine; but know, it is as good  Ven.1181
To wither in my brest, as in his blood. To wither in my breast as in his blood.  Ven.1182
Here was thy fathers bed, here in my brest, ‘ Here was thy father's bed, here in my breast;  Ven.1183
Thou art the next of blood, and tis thy right. Thou art the next of blood, and 'tis thy right.  Ven.1184
Lo in this hollow cradle take thy rest, Lo, in this hollow cradle take thy rest; cradle (n.)place of repose, resting placeVen.1185
My throbbing hart shall rock thee day and night; My throbbing heart shall rock thee day and night:  Ven.1186
There shall not be one minute in an houre, There shall not be one minute in an hour  Ven.1187
Wherein I wil not kisse my sweet loues floure. Wherein I will not kiss my sweet love's flower.’  Ven.1188
Thus weary of the world, away she hies, Thus weary of the world, away she hies, hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speedVen.1189
And yokes her siluer doues, by whose swift aide, And yokes her silver doves, by whose swift aid  Ven.1190
Their mistresse mounted through the emptie skies, Their mistress, mounted, through the empty skies  Ven.1191
In her light chariot, quickly is conuaide, In her light chariot quickly is conveyed,  Ven.1192
Holding their course to Paphos, where their queen, Holding their course to Paphos, where their queen Paphos (n.)[pron: 'pafos] Cyprus; favourite abode of Venus, goddess of loveVen.1193
Meanes to immure her selfe, and not beseen. Means to immure herself and not be seen.  Ven.1194
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