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First Line: Love who will, for I'll love none
Last Line: In love with all, yet lov'd of none.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Love

LOVE who will, for I'll love none,
There's fools enough beside me:
Yet if each woman have not one,
Come to me where I hide me,
And if she can the place attain,
For once I'll be her fool again.

It is an easy place to find,
And women sure should know it;
Yet thither serves not every wind,
Nor many men can show it:
It is the storehouse, where doth lie
All women's truth and constancy.
If the journey be so long,
No woman will adventer;
But dreading her weak vessel's wrong,
The voyage will not enter:
Then may she sigh and lie alone,
In love with all, yet lov'd of none.

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