Haue I vow' d and must not breake it ?
Fondly vow' d is wisely broken,
Do I loue and dare not speake it ?
Silence doth no loue betoken:
Thus I bind in this my breaking,
And I am in silence speaking.
Loue is bound though I seeme free,
Wrapt in deepe affections snare,
Loue I must how so ere it be,
Too late men say doth come beware.
Then vowe no more sith vowes are vaine,
Wrapt in deepe affections chayne.
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