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

To Œnone

Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

WHAT conscience, say, is it in thee

When I a heart had won,

To take away that heart from me,

And to retain thy own?

For shame or pity now incline

To play a loving part;

Either to send me kindly thine,

Or give me back my heart.

Covet not both; but if thou dost

Resolve to part with neither,

Why, yet to show that thou art just,

Take me and mine together!