Night and day to his mistress
If when the Sun at Noon displays
his brighter rayes thou but appear;
he then all pale with shame and fear,
quencheth his light, and grows more dimne,
compos'd to thee, then Stars to him.
If thou but show thy face again,
when darkness doth at midnight reign;
darkness fly's, and light is hurl'd
round about the silent world;
so as alike thou driv'st away both
light and darkness, night and day.
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
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