Though my carriage be but careless
Though my carriage be but careless,
though my looks be of the sternest,
yet my passions be compareless,
when I love, I love in earnest.
No, my wits are not so wild
but a gentle soul may yoke me,
nor my heart so hard compiled
but it melts, if love provoke me.
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