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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
 
Out upon It, I Have Loved
By Sir John Suckling
 
OUT upon it, I have loved
  Three whole days together;
And am like to love three more,—
  If it prove fine weather.
 
Time shall moult away his wings,        5
  Ere he shall discover
In the whole wide world again
  Such a constant lover.
 
But the spite on’t is, no praise
  Is due at all to me;        10
Love with me had made no stays
  Had it any been but she.
 
Had it any been but she,
  And that very face,
There had been at least, ere this,        15
  A dozen in her place!
 
 
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