by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Wilt thou, unkind, thus reave me?
Language: English 
Wilt thou, Unkind! thus 'reave me
Of my heart and so leave me?
        Farewell!
But yet, or ere I part, O Cruel,
Kiss me, Sweet, my Jewel!
        Farewell!

Hope by disdain grows cheerless,
Fear doth love, love doth fear;
  Beauty peerless,
        Farewell!

If no delays can move thee,
Life shall die, death shall live
  Still to love thee.
        Farewell!

Yet be thou mindful ever!
Heat from fire, fire from heat,
  None can sever.
        Farewell!

True love cannot be changèd,
Though delight from desert
  Be estrangèd.
        Farewell!

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 22
Word count: 86