Cheerful sometimes, more oft at heart full sore; Fairly outwept seem now her tears, Anon she tranquil is, or so appears, And love-sick evermore.
The houseless cottager from wind severe, His humble habitation oft has made; Once gloomy penitence sat silent there, And midnight tapers gleam'd along the shade.
Now we had eight hours in which we slept utter; and we both to awake, as it did seem in the same moment; but truly, I to think that Mine Own did be wakeful before that time; for, indeed, as she put her arms very dainty about my neck, that she kiss me, I did have a quick and sudden knowledge that I had been kist oft in my sleep, and this to have been but a little while gone.
For lone oft loses both it selfe and friend:
Then let no murmuring thought arise, Though lonely oft my path may be, And bitter tears oft dim my eyes, Unbidden, at the thought of thee.
"With all the arts of look and dress, She fans the fatal fire; Through pride, mistaken oft for grace, She bids the swains expire.
There is such strange still beauty in the spot, That in the misty moonshine oft it seems A vision that the waking eye sees not, But some fair plesaunce blooming up in dreams.
Not a man, nor make no murmur oft I charge ye. Enter Eustace, Egremont, Cowsy.
The youth matures into manhood: Better in stillness oft ripening to deeds than when in the tumult Wildering and wild of existence, that many a youth has corrupted.
" The epilogue has these lines: "But now if by my suit you'll not be won, You know what your unkindness oft has done,