John Wilbye

(7 March 1574 - September 1638 / Brome, Suffolk)

Love Not Me for Comely Grace


Love not me for comely grace,
For my pleasing eye or face;
Nor for any outward part,
No, nor for my constant heart:
For those may fail or turn to ill,
So thou and I shall sever.
Keep therefore a true woman's eye,
And love me still, but know not why;
So hast thou the same reason still
To doat upon me ever.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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