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First Line: Oft and in vain my rebel thoughts have ventured
Last Line: Reign in my thoughts, my love and life are thine.
Subject(s): Hearts; Life; Love


Oft and in vain my rebel thoughts have ventured
To stop the passage of my vanquished heart,
And shut those ways my friendly foe first entered,
Hoping thereby to free my better part.
And whilst I guard these windows of this fort,
Where my heart's thief to vex me made her choice,
And thither all my forces do transport,
Another passage opens at her voice.
Her voice betrays me to her hand and eye,
My freedom's tyrants, conquering all by art;
But ah, what glory can she get thereby,
With three such powers to plague one silly heart!
Yet my soul's sov'reign, since I must resign,
Reign in my thoughts, my love and life are thine.





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