then, began to be, When the first seeds whereof the world did spring; The Fire, Air, Earth, and Water did agree By LOVE'S persuasion (Nature's mighty King) To leave their first disordered combating ; And, in a dance, such Measure to observe, As all the... Some Longer Elizabethan Poems - Page 9edited by - 1903 - 441 pagesFull view
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...surrounded by dancing courtiers. Two stanzas will illustrate Davies's imagery:' 8 Dancing, bright lady, then began to be When the first seeds whereof the...persuasion, nature's mighty king, To leave their first disorder'd combating And in a dance such measure to observe As all the world their motion should preserve....