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Yet cannot all these flames in which I fry, her hart more harde then yron soft awhit; ne all the playnts and prayers with which I doe beat on th'anduyle of her stubberne wit:
Bring therefore all the forces that ye may, and lay incessant battery to her heart, playnts, prayers, vowes, ruth, sorrow, and dismay, those engins can the proudest loue conuert.
So I alone now left disconsolate, mourne to my selfe the absence of my loue: and wandring here and there all desolate, seek with my playnts to match that mournful doue
But still the more she feruent sees my fit: the more she frieseth in her wilfull pryde: and harder growes the harder she is smit, with all the playnts which to her be applyde.