Now peep, boe peep
Now peep, boe peep, thrise happie blest mine eies,
For I have found faire Phillis where she lies,
Upon her bad, with armes unspred, all fast asleepe,
Look to your selves, new charge I must approve,
Phillis doth sleepe, and must guard my Love.
Now peep, boe peep, mine eyess, to see your blisse,
Phillis closed eyes atrackts you, hers to kisse:
Oh may I now perform my vow, loves joy t'immpart,
Assay the while how to beguile, farewell faint hart.
Taken she is, new joyes I must approve,
Phillis doth sleep, and I will kisse my Love.
Now peep, boe pee, be not oto bould my hand,
Wake not thy Phillis, feare shee doe with-stand:
Shee stirs alas, alas, alas I faint in spright,
Shee opens her eie, undhappie I, farewell delight,
Awakt shee is, new woes I must approve,
Phillis awakes, and I must leave my Love.
Submitted by Linda Godry
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