TO MR. J. PAICE.
1 JOSEPH, the worthy Son of worthy Sire,
2 Who well repay'st thy pious parents care
3 To train thee in the ways of Virtue fair,
4 And early with the love of Truth inspire.
5 What farther can my closing eyes desire
6 To see, but that by wedlock thou repair
7 The waste of death; and raise a virtuous heir
8 To build our House, e'er I in peace retire?
9 Youth is the time for Love: Then choose a Wife,
10 With prudence choose; 'tis Nature's genuine voice;
11 And what she truly dictates must be good;
12 Neglected once that prime, our remnant life
13 Is sour'd, or sadden'd, by an ill-tim'd choice,
14 Or lonely, dull, and friendless solitude.
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Title (in Source Edition): SONNET. TO MR. J. PAICE.
Author: Thomas Edwards
Themes: age; marriage
Genres: sonnet; Italian (Petrarchan) sonnet
References: DMI 32626
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