The Constant Lover

  • Posted on: 27 December 2010
  • By: admin

Time Period: 1609-1642
by Sir John Suckling

Out upon it! I have loved
Three whole days together;
And am like to love three more,
If it prove fair weather!

Time shall moult away his wings,
Ere he shall discover
In the whole wide world again
Such a constant lover.

But the spite on’t is, no praise
Is due at all to me:
Love with me had made no stays,
Had it any been but she.

Had it any been but she,
And that very face,
There had been at least ere this
A dozen dozen in her place!