sovereign beauty which

i do admire

witness heaven and

earth how worthy

to be praised

light whereof had 

kindled heavenly fire

in my frail

spirit by her

from baseness raised

that being now

with her huge

brightness dazed base

thing i can

no more endure

to view but

looking still on

her i stand

amazed at wondrous

sight of so

celestial hue so

when my tongue

would speak her

praises due it

stopped with thoughts

astonishment and when

my pen would

write her titles

true it ravished

with fancys wonderment

yet in my

heart i both

speak and write

wonder that my

wit cannot endite

miracle of man

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