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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Robert Herrick. 1591–1674
  
265. To Oenone
  
WHAT conscience, say, is it in thee, 
  When I a heart had one, 
To take away that heart from me, 
  And to retain thy own? 
 
For shame or pity now incline         5
  To play a loving part; 
Either to send me kindly thine, 
  Or give me back my heart. 
 
Covet not both; but if thou dost 
  Resolve to part with neither,  10
Why, yet to show that thou art just, 
  Take me and mine together! 
 
 
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