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Sir Walter Raleigh (1554?–1618).  Poems.  1892.
 
X.
In the Grace of Wit, of Tongue, and Face; before 1593
 
HER face, her tongue, her wit, so fair, so sweet, so sharp,
First bent, then drew, now hit, mine eye, mine ear, my heart:
Mine eye, mine ear, my heart, to like, to learn, to love,
Her face, her tongue, her wit, doth lead, doth teach, doth move:
Her face, her tongue, her wit, with beams, with sound, with art,        5
Doth blind, doth charm, doth rule, mine eye, mine ear, my heart.
 
Mine eye, mine ear, my heart, with life, with hope, with skill,
Her face, her tongue, her wit, doth feed, doth feast, doth fill:
O face, O tongue, O wit, with frowns, with cheeks, with smart,
Wring not, vex not, wound not, mine eye, mine ear, my heart:        10
This eye, this ear, this heart, shall joy, shall bind, shall swear
Your face, your tongue, your wit, to serve, to love, to fear.
 
 
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