The Fourth Booke of Ayres
by Thomas Campion.
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 !
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.
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.
Campion, Thomas. Campion's Works. Percival Vivian, Ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. 180.
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