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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
Song: ‘Come, Celia, let’s agree at last’
By John Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire (1648–1721)
COME, Celia, let’s agree at last
  To love and live in quiet;
Let’s tie the knot so very fast
  That time shall ne’er untie it.
Love’s dearest joys they never prove,        5
  Who free from quarrels live;
’Tis sure a godlike part of love
  Each other to forgive.
When least I seemed concerned I took
  No pleasure, nor had rest;        10
And when I feigned an angry look,
  Alas! I loved you best.
Say but the same to me, you’ll find
  How blest will be our fate;
Sure to be grateful, to be kind,        15
  Can never be too late.

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