by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

A thousand sev'ral ways I tried
Language: English 
A thousand sev'ral ways I tried 
To hide my passions from your view,
Conscious that I should be denied,
Because I cannot merit you.
Absence, the last and worst of all,
Did so increase my wretched pain,
That I return'd, rather to fall
By the swift fate of your disdain.


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