And be in his brave Court a glorious light
Shine the eyes of Faith, and Constancy
Maintain the fires of Love, still burning bright,
Not slighly sparkling, but light flaming be.
Never to slake till Earth no stars can see,
Till Sun, and moon do leave to us dark night,
And second Chaos once again do free
Us, and the world from all delusions spight,
Till then affections which his followers are,
Govern our hearts, and proove his powers gain,
To taste this pleasing sting, seek with all care
For happy smarting is it with small pain
Such as although it pierce your tender heart,
And burn, yet burning you will love the smart.
--Lady Mary Wroth