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To his Coy Mistress / Andrew Marvell

To his Coy Mistress

Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)


Had we but world enough, and time,

This coyness, lady, were no crime.

We would sit down and think which way

To walk, and pass our long love's day;

Thou by the Indian Ganges' side

Shouldst rubies find; I by the tide

Of Humber would complain. I would

Love you ten years before the Flood;