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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
Laura—Part II.
XXX. Love, ope my heart! Hot fire thou forth shall take
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
LOVE, ope my heart! Hot fire thou forth shall take.
Open my LAURA’s! In it thou shalt find
Cold frost. Then of these two contraries make
But one; and that same one, frame thou more kind!
Of both our hearts, make but one loving heart!        5
And give it unto which thou please, of twain.
Give it to her! To her do it impart;
Or unto me! It skills not much the same.
  I’ll doubt no more, when but one heart we have
  Between us both: for this is all I crave.        10

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