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Thomas Campion

The Fovrth Booke of Ayres


X. Loue me or not

       1  Loue me or not, loue her I must or dye.
       Leaue me or not, follow her needs must I.
       O that her grace would my wisht comforts giue.
       How rich in her, how happy should I liue ?

       2  All my desire, all my delight should be
       Her to enioy, her to vnite to mee :
       Enuy should cease, her would I loue alone,
       Who loues by lookes, is seldome true to one. 

       3  Could I enchant, and that it lawfull were,
       Her would I charme softly that none should heare :
       But loue enforc'd rarely yeelds firme content,
       So would I loue that neyther should repent. 



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