Written a figure of Atlas with Hearts
Thus low beneath my load I bend
To rest but dare not tarry
Me sportive Love and Venus send
Their Valentines to carry.
Then haste my weary back relieve
For many a heart is thine
And you will on this day receive
Full many a Valentine.
Then bid my lawful hire be paid
Unheard no swain should bleed
A heart not twopence worth, sweet maid
Is very bad indeed.
Maria Parsimonia: A lady who said she would not pay postage for Valentines