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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Laura—Part I.
XVI. If lovely Lass, for Fairing thine, of me
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
 
IF lovely Lass, for Fairing thine, of me
Gold, in this Fair, thou meanest for to have;
Then give me of thy hairs! which golden be.
Give unto me! since thou of me dost crave.
Nor by this bargain, shalt thou loss sustain;        5
Or ought hereby shalt hindered be, sweet Wench!
Since I, to courteous thee, do give again,
As thankful, gold; for gold in recompence.
  Thy treasure, so shall mine be; mine, as thine:
  Nor shall th’ exchange be worse than gold most fine.        10
 
 
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