The Actions of the Mind Similized


Imaginations high like cedars show,
Where leaves of new invention2 thick do grow,
Which thoughts, as gentle winds, do blow about,
And contemplation makes those leaves to sprout,3
And pleasures,4 with delight, as birds, do sing                     5
On every bough, to think what fame they bring.

  1. The Actions of the Mind Similized] Of Thoughts. 1653
  2. invention] Inventions 1664; Inventions 1668
  3. to sprout,] sprout out. 1653
  4. pleasures,] Pleasure 1653