Blue Topaz

Love Not Me for Comely Grace

Love not me for comely grace,
For my pleasing eye or face,
Nor for any outward part,
No, nor for my constant heart,
For these may fail, or turn to ill.
So thou and I must sever.
Keep therefore a true woman's eye,
And love me still, but know not why,
So hast thou the same reason still
To doat upon me ever.

John Wilbye (1574 – 1638)