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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
Laura—Part III.
IV. Pardoned of every wicked fact was he
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
PARDONED of every wicked fact was he,
To HEBE’s Temple that, with prayers, came:
And, of such grace in sign, his bonds, as free,
He left hung up on high within the same.
I, Lady, errèd have; and humbly come        5
To thee, who art the Temple fair of Love:
Off’ring to thee my prayers, all and some,
To free me from my faults, thy heart let move!
  In token of which gift, with thee I’ll leave
  My jealous thoughts; wherewith I did thee grieve.        10

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