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To an Inconstant Mistress

By Aytoun, Robert, Sir

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Book Id: WPLBN0000701650
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 153,014 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: To an Inconstant Mistress  
Author: Aytoun, Robert, Sir
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: I LOVED thee once, I'll love no more, // Thine be the grief as is the blame, // Thou art not what thou wast before, // What reason I should be the same? // He that can love unloved again // Hath better store of love than brain; // God send me love my debts to pay, // While unthrifts fool their love away. // Nothing could have my love o'erthrown, // If thou hadst still continued mine; // Nay, if thou hadst remained thine own, // I might perchance have yet been thine. // But thou thy freedom did recall, // That it thou might elsewhere enthrall, // And then how could I but disdain // A captive's captive to remain? // When new desires had conquered thee, // And changed the object of thy will, // It had been lethargy in me, // Not constancy, to love thee still; // Yea, it had been a sin to go // And prostitute affection so, // Since we are taught no prayers to say // To such as must to others pray. // Yet do thou glory in thy choice, // Thy choice of his good fortune boast; // I'll neither grieve, nor yet rejoice // To see him gain what I have lost. // The height of my disdain shall be // To laugh at him, to blush for thee; // To love thee still, but go no more // A-begging at a beggar's door...


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