The Lover's Resolution by George Wither|
Shall I, wasting in despair,
Die because a woman's fair?
Or make pale my cheeks with care
'Cause another's rosy are?
Be she fairer than the day,
Or the flow'ry meads in May,
...If she think not well of me,
...What care I how fair she be?
Shall my silly heart be pined
'Cause I see a woman kind?
Or a well disposed nature
Joined with a lovely feature?
Be she meeker, kinder, than
Turtle-dove or pelican
...If she be not so to me,
...What care I how kind she be?
.....from The Lover's Resolution by George Wither (1588-1667)