THE SILENT LOVER (ii)
by: Sir Walter Raleigh
MORE POEMS BY SIR WALTER RALEIGH
- RONG not,
sweet empress of my heart,
- The merit of true passion,
- With thinking that he feels no smart,
- That sues for no compassion.
- Silence in love bewrays more woe
- Than words, though ne'er so witty:
- A beggar that is dumb, you know,
- May challenge double pity.
- Then wrong not, dearest to my heart,
- My true, though secret passion;
- He smarteth most that hides his smart,
- And sues for no compassion.