If in this Glass of Humours you do find
The Passions or diseases of your mind,
Here without pain, you safely may endure,
Though not to suffer, yet to read your cure.
But if you nothing meet you can apply,
Then ere you need, you have a remedy.
And I do wish you never may have cause
To be adjudg'd by these fantastick Laws;
But that this books example may be known,
By others Melancholy, not your own.
More verses by Henry King
- St. Valentines Day
- The Acquittance
- Sonnet. Go Thou That Vainly Do'st Mine Eyes Invite
- On Two Children Dying Of One Disease, And Buried In One Grave
- Upon The Kings Happy Return From Scotland