1 Who is it that says most? which can say more
2 Than this rich praise, that you alone are you?
3 In whose confine immured is the store
4 Which should example where your equal grew.
5 Lean penury within that pen doth dwell
6 That to his subject lends not some small glory;
7 But he that writes of you, if he can tell
8 That you are you, so dignifies his story,
9 Let him but copy what in you is writ,
10 Not making worse what nature made so clear,
11 And such a counterpart shall fame his wit,
12 Making his style admired every where.
13 You to your beauteous blessings add a curse,
14 Being fond on praise, which makes your praises worse.