Sleep, wayward thoughts, and rest you with my love: Let not my Love be with my love diseas'd. Touch not, proud hands, lest you her anger move, But pine you with my longings long displeas'd. Thus, while she sleeps, I sorrow for her sake: So sleeps my Love, and yet my love doth wake. My love doth rage, and yet my Love doth rest: Fear in my love, and yet my Love secure: Peace in my Love, and yet my love oppress'd: Impatient, yet of perfect temp'rature. Sleep, dainty Love, while I sigh for thy sake: So sleeps my Love, and yet my love doth wake.
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