Sir John Davies: To The Rose



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YE of the Garden, Queene of flowres,
ove's cup wherein he nectar powres,
ngendered first of nectar ;
weet nurse-child of the Spring's young howres,
nd Beautie's faire character.

est iewell that the Earth doth weare,
uen when the braue young sunne draws neare,
o her hot Loue pretending ;
imselfe likewise like forme doth beare,
t rising and descending.

ose of the Queene of Loue belou'd ;
ngland's great Kings diuinely mou'd,
ave Roses in their banner ;
t shewed that Beautie's Rose indeed,
ow in this age should them succeed,
nd raigne in more sweet manner.

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