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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
The Vow
By Sir Edward Sherburne (1618–1702)
 
      BY my life I vow,
      That my life art thou,
By my heart and by my eyes,
      But thy faith denies
To my juster oath t’ incline,        5
For thou say’st I swear by thine.
 
      By this sigh I swear,
      By this falling tear,
By the undeservèd pains
      My griev’d soul sustains:        10
Now thou may’st believe my moan,
These are too too much my own.
 
 
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