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SONNETS TO LAURA IN LIFE: 109, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The long love that in my thought doth harbor
Last Line: For good is the life ending faithfully.
Alternate Author Name(s): Petrarca, Francesco
Variant Title(s): "complaint Of A Lover Rebuked;rime 140;love The Tyrant;""love That Liveth And Reigneth In My Thought"";
Subject(s): Love


The long love that in my thought doth harbor,
And in mine heart doth keep his residence,
Into my face presseth with bold pretense,
And therein campeth, spreading his banner.
She that me learneth to love and suffer,
And wills that my trust and lust's negligence
Be reined by reason, shame, and reverence,
With his hardiness taketh displeasure.
Wherewithal unto the heart's forest he fleeth,
Leaving his enterprise with pain and cry;
And there him hideth, and not appeareth.
What may I do when my master feareth
But in the field with him to live and die?
For good is the life ending faithfully.





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