by Robert Herrick

I HEARD ye could cool heat, and came
With hope you would allay the same ;
Thrice I have wash'd but feel no cold,
Nor find that true which was foretold.
Methinks, like mine, your pulses beat
And labour with unequal heat ;
Cure, cure yourselves, for I descry
Ye boil with love as well as I.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 196.

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