Robert Herrick

To Œnone

WHAT conscience, say, is it in thee,
    When I a heart had one,
To take away that heart from me,
    And to retain thy own?

For shame or pity now incline
    To play a loving part;
Either to send me kindly thine,
    Or give me back my heart.

Covet not both; but if thou dost
    Resolve to part with neither,
Why, yet to show that thou art just,
    Take me and mine together!