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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

Cupid’s Hiding-place

William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)

SWEET nymphs, if, as ye stray,

Ye find the froth-born goddess of the sea

All blubber’d, pale, undone,

Who seeks her giddy son,

That little god of love,

Whose golden shafts your chastest bosoms prove.

Who, leaving all the heavens, hath run away;

If ought to him that finds him she’ll impart,

Tell her he nightly lodgeth in my heart.