Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

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Love that doth reign and live within my thought

    Love that doth reign and live within my thought
    And built his seat within my captive breast
    Clad in the arms wherein with me he fought
    Oft in my face he doth his banner rest
5   But she that taught me love and suffer pain
    My doubtful hope and eke my hot desire
    With shamefast look to shadow and refrain
    Her smiling grace converteth straight to ire
    And coward Love then to the heart apace
10   Taketh his flight where he doth lurk and plain
    His purpose lost and dare not show his face
    For my lord’s guilt thus faultless bide I pain
    Yet from my lord shall not my foot remove
    Sweet is the death that taketh end by love