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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
Sir C. Sedley
 
XCVIII. "Not, Celia, that I juster am"
 
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
  'Tis easy to be true. 
 
 
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