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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
Laura—Part II.
VI. Lady, what time I seek in mournful note
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
LADY, what time I seek in mournful note
To show mine agonies and bloody moan,
My Voice doth fail; and hoarse and harsh my throat:
And this doth come through you, through you alone
The whilst I think, by means of you in Song,        5
To mitigate some part of this my smart;
Instead thereof, you do me double wrong:
And with a glance you take away my Heart.
  So that I find great hurt by this your theft:
  Since where, before but Voice, now Heart, ’s bereft.        10

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