To A Valentine

William Strode 1602 – 1645



Faire Valentine, since once your welcome hand
Did cull mee out wrapt in a paper band,
Vouchsafe the same hand still, to shew thereby
That Fortune did your will no injury:
What though a knife I give, your beauty's charme
Will keepe the edge from doing any harme:
Wool deads the sternest blade; and will not such
A weake edge turne, meeting a softer touch?

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AABCDDEE
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 355
Words 67
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

William Strode

William Strode (c. 1602 – 1645) was an English poet, Doctor of Divinity and Public Orator of Oxford University, one of the Worthies of Devon of John Prince (d.1723). more…

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