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The Restitution.

1 HEr keen Disdain pierct deep my Breast;
2 The gaping Orifice dismist
3 The dearest drops my Heart contain'd:
4 I ventur'd to her and complain'd,
5 To ease my smart and still my Fears;
6 She wept and Bath'd my Wound with Tears.
7 Blood will have Blood (they say) and be
8 Repaid in Kind. 'Tis false in Me.
9 For Sylvia wound me yet more deep,
10 If after you vouchsafe to weep,
11 (So much I prize your Tears) I'l own
12 You have not satisfi'd Alone,
13 But so ore-recompenct my wrongs, that I
14 Bleeding to Death shall Sylvia's Debtor Dye.


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Title (in Source Edition): The Restitution.
Author: Nahum Tate

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Tate, Nahum, c. 1652-1715. Poems by N. Tate. London: Printed by T.M. for Benj. Tooke ..., 1677, p. 44. [15],133p. (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 2953].)

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