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   English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
144. Turn All thy Thoughts to Eyes
 
Thomas Campion (1567(?)–1620)
 
 
TURN all thy thoughts to eyes,
Turn all thy hairs to ears,
Change all thy friends to spies
And all thy joys to fears:
  True love will yet be free        5
  In spite of jealousy.
 
Turn darkness into day,
Conjectures into truth,
Believe what th’ envious say,
Let age interpret youth:        10
  True love will yet be free
  In spite of jealousy.
 
Wrest every word and look,
Rack every hidden thought,
Or fish with golden hook;        15
True love cannot be caught:
  For that will still be free
  In spite of jealousy.
 

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