1 Some can flatter, some can faine, Simple trueth shall pleade for mee, Let not beautie trueth disdaine, Trueth is euen as faire as shee. 2 But since Paires must equall proue, Let my strength her youth oppose, Loue her beautie, faith her loue, On eu'n termes so may we close. 3 Corke or Leade, in equall waight, Both one iust proportion yeeld, So may breadth be pays'd with height, Steepest mount with plainest field. 4 Vertues haue not all one kind, Yet all vertues merits bee : Diuers vertues are combind, Diff'ring so Deserts agree. 5 Let then loue and beautie meete, Making one diuine concent, Constant as the sounds, and sweete, That enchant the firmament.
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