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Herbert J.C. Grierson, ed. (1886–1960). Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th C.  1921.
 
John Donne
 
75. "Show me deare Christ, thy spouse, so bright and clear"
 
SHOW me deare Christ, thy spouse, so bright and clear. 
What! is it She, which on the other shore 
Goes richly painted? or which rob'd and tore 
Laments and mournes in Germany and here? 
Sleepes she a thousand, then peepes up one yeare?         5
Is she selfe truth and errs? now new, now outwore? 
Doth she, and did she, and shall she evermore 
On one, on seaven, or on no hill appeare? 
Dwells she with us, or like adventuring knights 
First travaile we to seeke and then make Love?  10
Betray kind husband thy spouse to our sights 
And let myne amorous soule court thy mild Dove, 
Who is most trew, and pleasing to thee, then 
When she'is embrac'd and open to most men. 
 
 
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