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'Twas I that beat the bush,
The bird to others flew.
Shall I, wasting in despair,
Die because a woman's fair?
Or make pale my cheeks with care,
'Cause another's rosy are?
Be she fairer than the day,
Or the flowery meads in May,
If she be not so to me,
What care I how fair she be?
I loved a lass, a fair one,
As fair as e'er was seen;
She was indeed a rare one,
Another Sheba queen:
But, fool as then I was,
I thought she loved me too:
But now, alas! she's left me,
Falero, lero, loo!
Lustful Desire (although 'twere rather fit To some brute creature to attribute it) Shall be presented in the second place, Because it shrouds a vile deformed face Beneath love's vizard, and assumes that name, Hiding its own fault with the other's blame.
Hang sorrow! care will kill a cat,
And therefore let 's be merry.
We seek the present gain in everything,
Not caring (so our lust we may possess)
What damage to posterity we bring…
What our forefathers planted, we destroy:
When I behold the havoc and the spoil
Which, even within the compass of my days,
Is made through every quarter of this isle,
In woods and groves, which were this kingdom's praise.
And I oft have heard defended,—
Little said is soonest mended.
And he that gives us in these days
New Lords may give us new laws.
Though I am young, I scorn to flit
On the wings of borrowed wit.
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George Wither was an English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist. He was a prolific writer who adopted a deliberate plainness of style; he was several times imprisoned. C. V.
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