all things one

SOLIMAN: … You move me; yet remove I not.Man comprehends a man, but not a king.I feel myself (tis true) and I feel you;How to itself can power then prove untrue?Succession on the present never winsBut by the death of body, or of spirit:Let not misprision wound me in thy love:Great inequality of worth you yieldTo them, you think can on my ruins build. +++ CAMENA … In what a labyrinth is honor cast,Drawn divers ways with sex, with time, with state?In all which error’s course is infinite,By hope, by fear, by spite, by love, and hate;And but one only…

thin lines hardly seen but never ended

Caelica LXXVII The heathen gods finite in power, wit, birth,Yet worshipped for their good deeds to men,At first kept stations between heaven and earth,Alike just to the castle and the den;Creation, merit, nature duly weighed,And yet, in show, no rule but will obeyed. Till time, and selfness, which turn worth to arts,Love into compliments, and things to thought,Found out new circles to enthrall men’s heartsBy laws; wherein while thrones seem overwrought,Power finely hath surprised this faith of man,And taxed his freedom at more than he can. For to the scepters, judges laws reserveAs well the practic, as expounding sense,From which…