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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- by John Dowland (1562 - 1626), "Wilt thou, unkind, thus reave me?", published 1597, from First Book of Songs or Airs [text verified 1 time]
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