Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE ANSWER: SIR TOBY MATTHEWS, by JOHN SUCKLING



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THE ANSWER: SIR TOBY MATTHEWS, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say, but did you love so long
Last Line: A dozen dozen to disgrace.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Matthews, Sir Toby (1577-1655)


SAY, but did you love so long?
In troth, I needs must blame you:
Passion did your judgment wrong,
Or want of reason shame you.

Truth, Time's fair and witty daughter,
Shortly shall discover
Y' are a subject fit for laughter,
And more fool than lover.

But I grant you merit praise
For your constant folly:
Since you doted three whole days,
Were you not melancholy?

She to whom you prov'd so true,
And that very very face,
Puts each minute such as you
A dozen dozen to disgrace.





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