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Herbert J.C. Grierson, ed. (1886–1960). Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th C.  1921.
 
Henry King
 
59. Sonnet
 
TELL me no more how fair she is, 
  I have no minde to hear 
The story of that distant bliss 
  I never shall come near: 
By sad experience I have found         5
That her perfection is my wound. 
  
And tell me not how fond I am 
  To tempt a daring Fate, 
From whence no triumph ever came, 
  But to repent too late:  10
There is some hope ere long I may 
In silence dote my self away. 
  
I ask no pity (Love) from thee, 
  Nor will thy justice blame, 
So that thou wilt not envy mee  15
  The glory of my flame: 
Which crowns my heart when ere it dyes, 
In that it falls her sacrifice. 
 
 
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