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   English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
261. Celia
 
Sir Charles Sedley (1639(?)–1701)
 
 
NOT, Celia, that I juster am
  Or better than the rest;
For I would change each hour, like them,
  Were not my heart at rest.
 
But I am tied to very thee        5
  By every thought I have;
Thy face I only care to see,
  Thy heart I only crave.
 
All that in woman is adored
  In thy dear self I find—        10
For the whole sex can but afford
  The handsome and the kind.
 
Why then should I seek further store,
  And still make love anew?
When change itself can give no more,        15
  ’Tis easy to be true.
 

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