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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
Sir John Suckling. 1609–1642
326. The Constant Lover
OUT upon it, I have loved 
  Three whole days together! 
And am like to love three more, 
  If it prove fair weather. 
Time shall moult away his wings         5
  Ere he shall discover 
In the whole wide world again 
  Such a constant lover. 
But the spite on 't is, no praise 
  Is due at all to me:  10
Love with me had made no stays, 
  Had it any been but she. 
Had it any been but she, 
  And that very face, 
There had been at least ere this  15
  A dozen dozen in her place. 
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