Quotation by Henry King

We must in tears
Unwind a love knit up in many years.
In this last kiss I here surrender thee
Back to thyself, so thou again art free;
Thou in another, sad as that, resend
The truest heart that lover e'er did lend.
Henry King (1592–1669), British Bishop of Chichester. The Surrender (l. 29–34). . .

Everyman's Book of English Verse. John Wain, ed. (1981) J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
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