Quotation by John Donne

Oh, to vex me, contraries meet in one:
Inconstancy unnaturally hath begot
A constant habit; that when I would not
I change in vows, and in devotion.
As humorous is my contrition
As my profane Love, and as soon forgot:
As ridlingly distempered, cold and hot,
John Donne (1572–1631), British poet. Oh, to vex me (Holy Sonnets) (l. 1–7). . .

The Complete English Poems [John Donne]. A. J. Smith, ed. (1971) Penguin Books.
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