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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
William Congreve. 1670–1729
431. False though She be
FALSE though she be to me and love, 
  I'll ne'er pursue revenge; 
For still the charmer I approve, 
  Though I deplore her change. 
In hours of bliss we oft have met:         5
  They could not always last; 
And though the present I regret, 
  I'm grateful for the past. 
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