meets, by heavenly chance express,
The destined maid; some hidden
Unveils to him that loveliness
Which others cannot understand.
His merits in her presence grow,
To match the promise in her
And round her happy footsteps blow
The authentic airs of paradise.
For joy of her he cannot sleep;
Her beauty haunts him all the
It melts his heart, it makes him weep
For wonder, worship, and delight.
Oh, paradox of love, he longs,
Most humble when he most aspires,
To suffer scorn and cruel wrongs
From her he honors and desires.
Her graces make him rich, and ask
No guerdon; this imperial style
Affronts him; he disdains to bask
The pensioner of her priceless
He prays for some hard thing to do,
Some work of fame and labor
To stretch the languid bulk and thew
Of love's fresh-born magnipotence.
No smallest boon were bought too dear,
Though bartered for his love-sick
Yet trusts he, with unbdoubted cheer,
To vanquish heaven, and call
He notes how queens of sweetness still
Neglect their crowns, and stoop
How, self-consigned with lavish will,
They ask but love proportionate;
How swift pursuit by small degree,
Love's tactic, works like miracle;
How valor, clothed in courtesies,
Brings down the haughtiest citadel;
And therefore, though he merits not
To kiss the braid upon her skirt,
His hope, discouraged ne'er a jot,
Out-soars all possible desert.
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