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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
Sonnet XXI. “Being likewise scorned in love as well as I”
William Smith (fl. 1596)
“BEING likewise scorned in love as well as I”
By that self-loving Boy; which did disdain
To hear her, after him for love to cry:
For which in dens obscure she doth remain.
  Yet doth she answer to each speech and word        5
And renders back the last of what we speak.
But ’specially, if she might have her choice,
She of “Unkindness” would her talk forth break.
  She loves to hear of Love’s most sacred name;
Although, poor Nymph, in love she was despised:        10
And ever since she hides her head for shame,
That her true meaning was so lightly prized.
  She, pitying me, part of my woes doth hear;
  As you, good Shepherds, list’ning now shall hear.

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