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If 'twere not so, what did become
Of my heart, when I first saw thee?
I brought a heart into the room,
But from the room I carried none with me:
If it had gone to thee, I know
Mine would have taught thine heart to show
More pity unto me: but Love, alas,
At one first blow did shiver it as glass.
Yet nothing can to nothing fall,
Nor any place be empty quite,
Therefore I think my brest hath all
Those pieces still, though they be not unite:
And now as broken glasses show
A hundred lesser faces, so
My raggs of heart can like, wish, and adore,
But after one such love, can love no more.
A valediction forbidding mourning.
As virtuous men pass mildly away,
And whisper to their souls, to go,
Whilst some of their sad friends do say,
Now his breath goes, and some say, No;
So let us melt, and make no noise,
No tear-flouds, nor sigh-tempests move,
'Twere prophanation of our joyes
To tell the layity our love.
Moving of th' earth brings harms and fears,
Men reckon what it did, and meant,

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