The moment of desire! the moment of desire! The virgin That pines for man shall awaken her womb to enormous joys... In the secret shadows of her chamber: the youth shut up from The lustful joy shall forget to generate & create an amorous image In the shadows of his curtains and in the folds of his silent pillow. Are not these the places of religion, the rewards of continence, The self-enjoyings of self-denial? why dost thou seek religion? Is it because acts are not lovely that thou seekest solitude Where the horrible darkness is impressed with reflections of desire?LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
now I discerne they goe on a Pilgrimage Towards Loves holy land, faire Paphos or Cyprus.... Such devotion is meete for a blithesome age; With sweet youth, it agrees well to be amorous. Let olde angrie fathers lurke in an Hermitage: Come, weele associate this jolly Pilgrimage!LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Betray, kind husband, Thy spouse to our sights, And let mine amorous soul court Thy mild Dove,... Who is most true and pleasing to Thee then When she is embraced and open to most men.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
In vain to me the smiling Mornings shine, And redd'ning Phoebus lifts his golden Fire:... The Birds in vain their amorous Descant join; Or cheerful Fields resume their green Attire:LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Society is all but rude, To this delicious solitude....
No white nor red was ever seen So amorous as this lovely green. Fond lovers, cruel as their flame, Cut in these trees their mistress' name: Little, alas, they know or heed How far these beauties hers exceed! Fair trees, wheresoe'er your barks I wound, No name shall but your own be found.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »