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Sonnet V: Nothing But No

Written by: Michael Drayton | Biography
 | Quotes (7) |
 Nothing but "No," and "Aye," and "Aye," and "No"? 
How falls it out so strangely you reply? 
I tell ye, Fair, I'll not be answer'd so, 
With this affirming "No," denying "Aye." 
I say, "I love," you slightly answer "Aye"; 
I say, "You love," you pule me out a "No"; 
I say, "I die," you echo me an "Aye"; 
"Save me," I cry, you sigh me out a "No"; 
Must woe and I have nought but "No" and "Aye"? 
No I am I, if I no more can have; 
Answer no more, with silence make reply, 
And let me take myself what I do crave. 
Let "No" and "Aye" with I and you be so; 
Then answer "No," and "Aye," and "Aye" and "No."



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