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CAELIA: SONNETS: 14, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Divinest caelia, send no more to ask
Last Line: I cannot tell him, till I ask of you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Love; Absence; Separation; Isolation

DIVINEST Cælia, send no more to ask
How I in absence do; your servant may
Be freed of that unnecessary task:
For you may know it by a shorter way.
I was a shadow when I went from you;
And shadows are from sickness ever free.
My heart you kept (a sad one, though a true)
And nought but memory went home with me.
Look in your breast, where now two hearts you have,
And see if they agree together there:
If mine want aid, be merciful and save,
And seek not for me any other where:
Should my physician question how I do,
I cannot tell him, till I ask of you.

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