Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MORTAL JEALOUSY, by PHILIP AYRES

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First Line: Begone, o thou distracting care
Last Line: Tis death thou bring'st, not jealousy.
Subject(s): Jealousy

BEGONE, O thou distracting Care,
Partner of Sorrow, and Despair!
Thy poison spreads to ev'ry part
Of this my poor tormented heart.

If it be false, with which of late
Thou hast disturb'd my quiet state,
Why, to affright me, would'st thou bring
So well compos'd a monstrous thing?

But if with Truth thou would'st delight,
To clear my long deluded sight,
Under that veil does falsehood lie,
'Tis Death thou bring'st, not Jealousy.

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