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First Line: Wondering long, how I could harmless see
Last Line: This flame shall purge me of the dross, desire.


WONDERING long how I could harmless see
Men gazing on those beams that fired me,
At last I found it was the crystal, love,
Before my heart that did the heat improve:
Which, by contracting of those scatter'd rays
Into itself, did so produce my blaze.
Now, lighted by my love, I see the same
Beams dazzle those, that me are wont t' inflame;
And now I bless my love, when I do think
By how much I had rather burn than wink.
But how much happier were it thus to burn,
If I had liberty to choose my urn!
But since those beams do promise only fire,
This flame shall purge me of the dross, desire.





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