And burn, yet burning you will love the smart,
When you shall feel the weight of true desire,
So pleasing, as you would not wish your part
Of burden should be missing from that fire.
But faithful and unfeigned heat aspire
Which sin abolisheth, and doth impart
Salves to all fear, with virtues which inspire
Souls with divine love; which shows his chaste art.
And guide he is to joyings, open eyes
He hath happiness, and best can learn
Us, means how to deserve, this he descries,
Who blind, yet doth our hiden'st thoughts discern.
Thus we may gain since living in blest love,
He may our profit and our tutor prove.
— Lady Mary Wroth
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