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First Line: It is reported of faire thetis sonne
Last Line: Kill me with kisses, if thou wilt destroy me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Love

It is reported of faire Thetis Sonne,
(Achilles famous for his chivalry,
His noble minde and magnanimity,)
That when the Troian wars were new begun,
Whos'ever was deepe-wounded with his speare,
Could never be recured of his maime,
Nor ever after be made whole againe:
Except with that speares rust he holpen were.
Even so it fareth with my fortune now,
Who being wounded with his piercing eie,
Must either thereby finde a remedy,
Or els to be releev'd, I know not how,
Then if thou hast a minde still to annoy me,
Kill me with kisses, if thou wilt destroy me.

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