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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
To Œnone
By Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
WHAT conscience, say, is it in thee
  When I a heart had won,
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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