(15) Nor beasts, nor birds doo come vnto this blessed gaze, Know, that small Loue is quicke, and great Loue dooth amaze. They are amaz’d, but you with reason armed, O eyes, ô eares of men, how are you charmed?
FINIS. S. Phil. Sidney.
¶ A Song betweene Syrenus and Syluanus. +
Syrenus. W Ho hath of Cupids cates and dainties prayed, May feede his stomack with them at his pleasure: If in his drinke some ease he hath assayed, Then let him quench his thirsting without measure: (5) And if his weapons pleasant in their manner, Let him embrace his standard and his banner. For being free from him, and quite exempted: Ioyfull I am, and proud, and well contented.
Syluanus. Of Cupids daintie cates who hath not prayed, (10) May be depriued of them at his pleasure: If wormewood in his drinke he hath assayed, Let him not quench his thirsting without measure: And if his weapons in their cruell manner, Let him abiure his standard and his banner: (15) For I not free from him, and not exempted, Ioyfull I am, and proud, and well contented.
Syrenus. Loue’s so expert in giuing many a trouble, That now I know not why he should be praised: He is so false, so changing, and so double, (20) That with great reason he must be dispraised. Loue in the end is such a iarring passion, That none should trust vnto his peeuish fashion, For of all mischiefe he’s the onely Maister: And to my good a torment and disaster.