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He that is weary, let him sit.|
My soul would stirre
And trade in courtesies and wit,
Quitting the furre
To cold complexions needing it.
Man is not starre, but a quick coal
Of mortall fire:
Who blows it not, nor doth controll
A faint desire,
Let his own ashes choke his soul.
When th’ elements did for place contest
With him, whose will
Ordain’d the highest to be best;
The earth sat still,
And by the others is opprest.
Life is a businesse, not good cheer;
Ever in warres.
The sunne still shineth there or here,
Whereas the starres
Watch an advantage to appeare.
Oh that I were an Orenge-tree,
That busie plant!
Then should I ever laden be,
And never want
Some fruit for him that dressed me.
But we are still too young or old;
The man is gone,
Before we do our wares unfold:
So we freeze on,
Untill the grave increase our cold.