Constancy

I cannot change, as others do,
Though you unjustly scorn;
Since that poor swain, that sighs for you
For you alone was born.
No, Phyllis, no, your heart to move
A surer way I'll try:
And to revenge my slighted love,
Will still love on, will still love on, and die.

When, kill'd with grief, Amyntas lies;
And you to mind shall call
The sighs that now unpitied rise;
The tears that vainly fall:
That welcome hour that ends this smart,
Will then begin your pain;
For such a faithful, tender heart
Can never break, can never break in vain.

by Lord John Wilmot

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I cannot change, as others do, Though you unjustly scorn; Since that poor swain, that sighs for you For you alone was born. Magnificent poem by Lord John Wilmot..................
For you alone was born! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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A powerful and touching poem on love. '' For such a faithful, tender heart Cn never break, can never break in vain.'' Wonderful lines from a beautifully written poem.
The opening statement of the poem is interesting and eye catching. The rest of the lines flow down so eloquently! 'Broken heart is always a popular theme' - Well said @Savita Tyagi, I agree with you fully.
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