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Thus vent thy thoughts abroad: I'le study thee,
As he removes far off, that great hights takes;
How great love is, presence best tryal makes,
But absence tries how long this love will be;
To take a latitude
Sun or stars, are fitliest view'd
At their brightest, but to conclude
Of longitudes, what other way have we,
But to mark when, and where the Eclipses be?
Good we must love, 'and must hate ill,
For ill is ill, and good good still,
But there are things indifferent,
Which we may neither hate nor love,
But one, and then another prove,
As we shall finde our fancy bent.
If then at first wise Nature had
Made women either good or bad,
Then some we might hate, and some chuse,
But since she did them so create,
That we may neither love nor hate,
Onely this rests, All men may use.
If they were good, it would be seen,
Good is as visible as green,
And to all eyes it self betrayes:
If they were bad, they could not last,
Bad doth it self, and others waste,
So they deserve nor blame, nor praise.

[CW: But]