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(1653)
'O, teach me how to make mine own excuse! (1654)

Or at the least this refuge let me find; (1655)

Though my gross blood be stain'd with this abuse, (1656)

Immaculate and spotless is my mind; (1657)

That was not forced; that never was inclined
(1658)
To accessary yieldings, but still pure (1659)

Doth in her poison'd closet yet endure.'

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