by Robert Herrick

       O JEALOUSY, that art
       The canker of the heart ;
              And mak'st all hell
              Where thou do'st dwell ;
              For pity be
       No fury, or no firebrand to me.
           Far from me I'll remove
           All thoughts of irksome love ;
                 And turn to snow,
                 Or crystal grow,
                 To keep still free
(O ! soul-tormenting jealousy) from thee.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 213.

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