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Herbert

SONNET NO. 10

 

   For shame  deny that thou  bearest love  to any
   Who for thyself  art so unprovident
   Grant if thou  wilt, thou  art beloved of many,
   But that thou none lovest is most evident:
   For thou  art so possessed with murderous hate
   That `gainst thyself thou stick'st  not to conspire,
   Seeking that beautious roof to ruinate
   Which to repair should be thy chief desire:
   O change thy thought  , that I may change  my mind,
   Shall hate be fairer lodged than gentle love?
   Be as thy presence  is gracious and kind
   Or to thyself at least kind hearted prove
   Make thee another self for love  of me,
   That beauty still may live in thine  or thee.

 

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