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To His Mistress Objecting To Him Neither Toying Nor Talking

Robert Herrick

You say I love not, 'cause I do not play
  Still with your curls, and kiss the time away.
  You blame me, too, because I can't devise
  Some sport to please those babies in your eyes;—
By love's religion, I must here confess it,
  The most I love, when I the least express it.
  Small griefs find tongues; full casks are never found
  To give, if any, yet but little sound.
Deep waters noiseless are; and this we know,
  That chiding streams betray small depth below.
  So when love speechless is, she doth express
  A depth in love, and that depth bottomless.
Now since my love is tongueless, know me such,
  Who speak but little, 'cause I love so much.

Submitted by Melanie Wright

Added: 2 Mar 2003 | Last Read: 24 Jan 2019 8:35 AM | Viewed: 3650 times

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