by Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637)

So beautie on the waters stood
Language: English 
So beautie on the waters stood,
When Love had ser'd earth from floud,
So when he parted ayre from fire,
Hee did with Concord all inspire,
And then a motion hee them taught,
That elder than himselfe was thought,
Which thought was yet the childe of earth.
For love is elder than his birth.

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Researcher for this text: Linda Godry

This text was added to the website: 2007-07-06
Line count: 8
Word count: 54