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Herbert J.C. Grierson, ed. (1886–1960). Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th C.  1921.
 
Sidney Godolphin
 
40. Song
To the tune of, In fayth I cannot keepe my fathers sheepe
 
CLORIS, it is not thy disdaine 
  Can ever cover with dispaire 
  Or in cold ashes hide that care 
Which I have fedd with soe long paine, 
I may perhaps myne eyes refraine         5
And fruiteless wordes noe more impart, 
But yet still serve, still serve thee in my hearte. 
  
What though I spend my haplesse dayes 
  In finding entertainements out, 
  Carelesse of what I goe about,  10
Or seeke my peace in skillfull wayes 
Applying to my Eyes new rays 
Of Beauty, and another flame 
Unto my Heart, my heart is still the same. 
  
Tis true that I could love noe face  15
  Inhabited by cold disdayne, 
  Taking delight in others paine. 
Thy lookes are full of native grace; 
Since then by chance scorne there hath place, 
Tis to be hop't I may remove  20
This scorne one day, one day by Endless Love. 
 
 
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