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3.3.8: Holy Sonnet 3

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    (1635)

    O! might those sighs and tears return again

    Into my breast and eyes, which I have spent,

    That I might in this holy discontent

    Mourn with some fruit, as I have mourn’d in vain.

    In mine Idolatry what showers of rain

    Mine eyes did waste? what griefs my heart did rent?

    That sufferance was my sin, I now repent;

    ’Cause I did suffer, I must suffer pain.

    Th’ hydroptic drunkard, and night-scouting thief,

    The itchy lecher, and self-tickling proud

    Have the remembrance of past joys, for relief

    Of coming ills. To poor me is allow’d

    No ease; for long, yet vehement grief hath been

    Th’ effect and cause, the punishment and sin.


    This page titled 3.3.8: Holy Sonnet 3 is shared under a CC BY-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Bonnie J. Robinson & Laura Getty (University of North Georgia Press) .

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