Sir Robert Ayton


Sir Robert Ayton Quotes

To His Forsaken Mistress

I DO confess thou'rt smooth and fair,
   And I might have gone near to love thee,
Had I not found the slightest prayer
   That lips could move, had power to move thee;
But I can let thee now alone
As worthy to be loved by none.

I do confess thou'rt sweet; yet find
   Thee such an unthrift of thy sweets,

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