by Robert Herrick

       LOVE, I recant,
       And pardon crave
That lately I offended ;
             But 'twas,
             Alas !
       To make a brave,
But no disdain intended.

       No more I'll vaunt,
       For now I see
Thou only hast the power
             To find
             And bind
       A heart that's free,
And slave it in an hour.

Brave, boast.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 123.

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