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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vols. VI–IX: British
 
The Constant Lover
By Sir John Suckling (1609–1642)
 
OUT upon it! I have lov’d
  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 dozen in her place!
 
 
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