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

My Heart

Oxford Music School MS.

THOU sent’st to me a heart was sound,

I took it to be thine:

But when I saw it had a wound,

I knew that heart was mine.

A bounty of a strange conceit,

To send mine own to me,

And send it in a worse estate

Than when it came to thee.