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Flamma sine Fumo

or, poems without fictions. Hereunto are annexed the Causes, Symptoms, or Signes of several Diseases with their Cures, and also the diversity of Urines, with their Causes in Poetical measure. By R. W. [i.e. Rowland Watkyns]
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The Remedy of Love.
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The Remedy of Love.

No woman lives, but in her eye
We may some moats or beams espy.
Thy Helen may be fair; but stay,
Thy Helen will the wanton play.
Thy Celia may be fair, but proud:
Crumena rich, but sharp and loud:
Eugenia may be full of wit,
But wisdom wants to temper it.
Lutetia may deserve thy love,
If vertue can affection move:


She's fair within, but foul without;
And who would use a dirty clout?
A foul tripe may thy taste annoy:
Eat Phesants still, they will thee cloy.
And thus no Beauty is so cleer,
But storms in it, and clouds appear.
Some foul disease, some grievous pain
May Celia's blushing roses stain;
Or age with furrows will disgrace
The pleasant meadow of her face.
Consider then; be sick no more,
Since reason may thy health restore:
If beauty doth so quickly pass,
Oh seek a richer pearl than glass;
That precious Beauty, which expels
All clouds of grief, in heaven dwels:
There fix thy mind, and thou shalt see
What imperfections women be.