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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Laura—Part II.
X. My mourning Mistress’s garments, black doth bear
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
 
MY mourning Mistress’s garments, black doth bear;
And I in black, like her, attirèd am!
Yet diverse is the cause why black we wear;
She for another’s death doth shew the same.
I for another reason bear this suit;        5
Only to show by this, my outward weed,
Mine inward grief (although my tongue be mute)
Of tender heart; which deadly sighs doth bleed.
  Thrice happy I, if, as in habit [dress] we
  Are both in one, our minds both one might be.        10
 
 
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