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My complaining is but feigning

Language: English

My complaining 
Is but feigning; 
All my love is but in jest. 
And my courting 
Is but sporting 
In most showing meaning least. 

Outward sadness 
Inward gladness 
Representeth in my mind. 
In most feigning 
Most obtaining 
Such good faith in love I find. 

Towards ladies 
This my trade is — 
Two minds in one breast I wear. 
And my measure 
At my pleasure 
Ice and flame my face doth bear. 

Submitted by Ross Klatte


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Text added to the website: 2014-07-10.
Last modified: 2014-07-10 16:24:53
Line count: 24
Word count: 76

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