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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Laura—Part II.
XXII. One lovely glance, which from the eyes did pass
Robert Tofte (1561–1620)
 
ONE lovely glance, which from the eyes did pass
Of Lady mine, hath changed my gentle heart
From hardest diamond to brittle glass:
And now again (unto my bitter smart),
Through dreadful frown, she turns it suddenly        5
As ’twas before, from glass to diamond.
So if She will, She may (and presently,
As likes her) change me; who to her am bound.
  If cruel She; my heart is hard to break:
  If pitiful; ’tis gentle, brittle, weak.        10
 
 
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