Renaissance Flashcards 2
Renaissance Flashcards 3
"In what ideal world or part of heaven
Did Nature find the model of that face
And form, so fraught with loveliness and grace
In which, to our creation, she has given
Her prime proof of creative power above?
What fountain nymph or goddess ever let
Such lovely tresses float of gold refined
Upon the breeze, or in a single mind,
Where have so many virtues ever met,
E'en though those charms have slain my bosom's weal
He knows not love who has not seen her eyes
Turn when she sweetly speaks, or smiles, or sighs,
Or how the power of love can hurt or heal."