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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
Wily Cupid
By Henry Chettle (c. 1564–c. 1607)
 
TRUST not his wanton tears,
  Lest they beguile ye;
Trust not his childish sigh,
  He breatheth slily.
Trust not his touch,        5
  His feeling may defile ye;
Trust nothing that he doth,
  The wag is wily.
If you suffer him to prate,
You will rue it over-late.        10
  Beware of him, for he is witty;
Quickly strive the boy to bind,
Fear him not, for he is blind:
  If he get loose, he shows no pity.
 
 
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