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John Donne (1572–1631).  The Poems of John Donne.  1896.
 
Appendix B. Poems hitherto Uncollected
The Lie
 
SIR, say not that you love, unless you do,
For often lying will dishonour you.
 
Lady, I love, and therefore love to do,
And will not lie, unless I lie with you.
 
You say I lie, I say you lie, judge whether;        5
If we then both do lie, let’s lie together.

FINIS.
D. DONN.    
 
 
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