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2Had in the turtle reinflamed desire,
3He, having found a beauteous
4Her love and pity both he doth implore.
5But she, as wise, as fair, as chaste, as coy,
6Was loath to sell her freedom for a
7For having spied, above the waves, his head,
8She chastely his desired embraces fled.
9Love made him
nimble5; fear made her make haste;
Daphne from her lover fled6as fast.
his breath did move her flowing hair7;
12E’en so the turtle did
13Thus love than fear did prove more swift in chase,
14Which forced her yield unto her love’s embrace.
Grand Seignior9makes his
When through their foot his cruel spear they feild11.
17By this the women of this age may see
18Nothing gains love like a virgin modesty;
19For love repulsed doth more increase desire,
20As oil thrown on to quench augments the fire.
21Then, ladies, leave your
impudence12, for shame;
22Let not the turtle have a chaster flame.