Poem 24

SOng made in lieu of many ornaments,
With which my loue should duly haue bene dect,
Which cutting off through hasty accidents,
Ye would not stay your dew time to expect,
But promist both to recompens,
Be vnto her a goodly ornament,
And for short time an endlesse moniment.

by Edmund Spenser

Comments (8)

Rajnish Manga: Dude, you're talking to someone who died in 1599!
Spelling is a bit hard to follow. Bene dect is completely beyond my understanding. Could it mean benefitted? I only wish I could say there is something redeeming here, but I shall probably never know. My only guess is that he chose to write a song for a lover instead of giving her a gift (ornament?) But I think she demanded an ornament instead? I'm lost
Read your Poem No 24 and enjoyed it. The language, I think, is close to classical English. I wish you all the best. Regards.
Good Poem! True Love!
Superb...........! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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