The Sun is Nurse to All the Earth Bears.

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Although2 the Earth to all gives form and feature,
Yet is the sun the3 nurse to every creature.
For none could live unless the sun give4 heat,
Which is to them as nourishing as5 meat.
Just as6 a child is7 got and born of man,                         5
It must be fed, or ’twill soon die again.

  1. In 1668 this poem is called “The Sun is Nurse to All Which the Earth Bears.”
  2. Although] Though 1653
  3. is the sun the] the Sun is 1653
  4. none could live unless the sun give] long she could not live without his 1653
  5. to them as nourishing as] the nourishing, and ripening 1653
  6. as] like 1664, 1668
  7. is] that’s 1664, 1668