Normale Version: Idea 56: WHEN like an eaglet I first found my Love
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WHEN like an eaglet I first found my Love,
For that the virtue I thereof would know,
Upon the nest I set it forth, to prove
If it were of that kingly kind or no ;
But it no sooner saw my Sun appear,
But on her rays with open eyes it stood,
To shew that I had hatched it for the air
And rightly came from that brave mounting brood ;
And, when the plumes were summed with sweet desire,
To prove the pinions it ascends the skies ;
Do what I could it needsly would aspire
To my soul's sun, those two celestial eyes.
Thus from my breast, where it was bred alone,
It after thee is, like an eaglet, flown.