Philip Herbert, first earl of Montgomery and fourth earl of Pembroke, John Donne
Herbert J. C. Grierson (ed.), The Poems of John Donne, Vol. 1: The Text of the Poems with Appendixes
Song.Probably by the Earl of Pembroke.
- Critical Apparatus1SOules joy, now I am gone,
- 2 And you alone,
- 3 (Which cannot be,
- 4Since I must leave my ſelfe with thee,
- 5 And carry thee with me)
- 6 Yet when unto our eyes
- 7 Abſence denyes
- 8 Each others ſight,
- 9And makes to us a conſtant night,
- 10 When others change to light;
- 11 O give no way to griefe.
- 12 But let beliefe
- 13 Of mutuall love,
- 14 This wonder to the vulgar prove
- 15 Our Bodyes, not wee move.
- pg 43016Let not thy wit beweepe
- Critical Apparatus17 Wounds but ſenſe-deepe,
- Critical Apparatus18 For when we miſſe
- Critical Apparatus19By diſtance our lipp-joying bliſſe,
- 20 Even then our ſoules ſhall kiſſe,
- 21 Fooles have no meanes to meet,
- 22 But by their feet.
- 23 Why ſhould our clay,
- 24Over our ſpirits ſo much ſway,
- 25 To tie us to that way?
- 26 O give no way to griefe, &c.
Song. 1635–69, O'F : also in the Poems &c. (1660) of the Earle of Pembroke, and Sr Benjamin Ruddier, and the Lansdowne MS. 777, where it is signed E. of Pembroke.
1 now] when 1660, L77
17 Wounds L77 : Words 1635–69, O'F
ſense-deepe,] no hyphen, 1635–69
18 when] while L77
19 lipp-joyning L77 (not lives joining as Chambers reports): hopes joyning 1635–69, O'F