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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. II. The Seventeenth Century: Ben Jonson to Dryden
To Lucasta
By Richard Lovelace (1618–1658)
LUCASTA, frown, and let me die!
  But smile, and, see, I live!
The sad indifference of your eye
  Both kills and doth reprieve;
You hide our fate within its screen;        5
  We feel our judgment, e’er we hear;
So in one picture I have seen
  An angel here, the devil there!

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