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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Laura—Part I.
I. Fortune, cross-friend to ever-conquering Love
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
 
FORTUNE, cross-friend to ever-conquering Love,
Our bodies, Lady, hath divided far;
But yet our constant minds she cannot move,
Which over-strong for her devices are.
  Woe’s me! in England thou dost bide, and I,        5
  Scarce shadow of my self, in Italy.
But let her do her worst, and what is frail
And mortal seek to separate and undo;
Yet what immortal is, she never shall!
A string too high for her to reach unto.        10
  In spite of envious seeds, by malice sown,
  My heart shall aye be thine; and mine, thine own!
Padoa.    
 
 
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