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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
To Celia
By Sir Charles Sedley
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
  ’T is easy to be true.

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