Quotation by Henry King

Tell me no more how fair she is,
I have no minde to hear
The story of that distant bliss
I never shall come near:
By sad experience I have found
That her perfection is my wound.
Henry King (1592–1669), British Bishop of Chichester. Tell me no more how fair she is (l. 1–6). . .

Seventeenth Century Poetry; the Schools of Donne and Jonson. Hugh Kenner, ed. (1964) Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
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