by William Burnaby (1672/3 - 1706)

If I hear Orinda swear
Language: English 
If I hear Orinda swear
She cures my jealous smart;
The treachery becomes the fair,
And doubly fires my heart.

Beauty's strength and treasure
In falsehood still remain.
She gives the greatest pleasure
That gives the greatest pain.


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Word count: 38