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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

Wily Cupid

Henry Chettle (c. 1564–c. 1607)

TRUST not his wanton tears,

Lest they beguile ye;

Trust not his childish sigh,

He breatheth slily.

Trust not his touch,

His feeling may defile ye;

Trust nothing that he doth,

The wag is wily.

If you suffer him to prate,

You will rue it over-late.

Beware of him, for he is witty;

Quickly strive the boy to bind,

Fear him not, for he is blind:

If he get loose, he shows no pity.