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Poem by Charles Sedley


To Celia


NOT, Celia, that I juster am
   Or better than the rest!
For I would change each hour, like them,
   Were not my heart at rest.

But I am tied to very thee
   By every thought I have;
Thy face I only care to see,
   Thy heart I only crave.

All that in woman is adored
   In thy dear self I find--
For the whole sex can but afford
   The handsome and the kind.

Why then should I seek further store,
   And still make love anew?
When change itself can give no more,
   'Tis easy to be true! 



Charles Sedley


Charles Sedley's other poems:
  1. The Knotting Song
  2. To Chloris
  3. Phyllis Is My Only Joy
  4. Love Still Has Something Of The Sea
  5. Song A-La-Mode


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Ben Jonson To Celia ("Drink to me only with thine eyes")

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