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First Line: Out upon it, I have loved
Last Line: A dozen in her place.
Variant Title(s): The Constant Lover;a Poem With An Answer;moods;a Poem
Subject(s): Admiration; Fidelity; Love; Faithfulness; Constancy

OUT upon it. I have loved
Three whole days together;
And am like to love three more,
If it prove fair weather.

Time shall moult away his wings,
Ere he shall discover
In the whole wide world again
Such a constant lover.

But the spite on 't is, no praise
Is due at all to me;
Love with me had made no stays,
Had it any been but she.

Had it any been but she,
And that very face,
There had been at least ere this
A dozen in her place.

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