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LUCASTA
Epodes, Odes, Sonnets, Songs, &c.

To Which is Added
Aramantha, a Pastorall

By

Richard Lovelace, Esq.

LONDON Printed by Tho. Harper, and are to be sold by Tho. Evvster, at the Gun

in Ivie Lane

1649

THE DEDICATION
TO THE RIGHT HON. MY LADY ANNE LOVELACE

To the richest Treasury
T That e'er fill'd ambitious eye;
To the faire bright Magazin
Hath impoverisht Love's Queen;
To thExchequer of all honour
(All take pensions but from her);
To the taper of the thore
Which the god himselfe but bore;
To the Sea of Chaste Delight;
Let me cast the Drop I write.

And as at Loretto's shrine
Cæsar shovels in his mine,
ThEmpres spreads her carkanets,
The lords submit their coronets,
Knights their chased armes hang by,
Maids diamond-ruby fancies tye;
Whilst from the pilgrim she wears
One poore false pearl, but ten true tears:

So among the Orient prize,
(Saphyr-onyx eulogies)
Offer'd up unto your fame,

Take my GARNET-DUBLET name,
And vouchsafe 'midst those rich joyes
(With devotion) these toYES.

RICHARD LOVELACE

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