by Robert Herrick

LOVE, I have broke
      Thy yoke,
The neck is free ;
But when I'm next
Then shackle me.

'Tis better yet
      To fret
The feet or hands,
Than to enthral
      Or gall
The neck with bands.

Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 236.

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