Edmund W. Waller (1606-1687) English poet, author of "Go, Lovely Rose," the poem set to music by Lawes, (which was the inspiration for Pound's poem "Envoi".)
Song. Go lovely Rose, Tell her that wastes her time and me, That now she knows When I resemble her to thee How sweet and fair she seems to be. Tell her that's young, And shuns to have her grace spy'd That hadst thou sprung In desarts where no men abide, Thou must have uncommended dy'd. Small is the worth Of beauty from the light retir'd; Bid her come forth, Suffer her self to be desir'd And not blush so to be admir'd. Then die that she, The common fate of all things rare May read in thee How small a part of time they share, That are so wondrous and sweet and fair.
--Waller, Edmund, Poems 1645, Scholar Press, 1971, pgs.48-49