Quotation by John Donne

Well, then, stay here; but know,
When thou hast stayed and done thy most,
A naked thinking heart that makes no show
Is to a woman but a kind of ghost.
How shall she know my heart; or, having none,
Know thee for one?
Practice may make her know some other part,
But take my word, she doth not know a heart.
John Donne (1572–1631), British poet. The Blossom (l. 25–32). . .

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