To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

To My Dear and Loving Husband

by Anne Bradstreet

1    If ever two were one, then surely we.
2   If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee.
3   If ever wife was happy in a man,
4   Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
5   I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold
6   Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
7   My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
8   Nor ought but love from thee give recompence.
9   Thy love is such I can no way repay.
10 The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
11  Then while we live, in love let’s so persever
12  That when we live no more, we may live ever.

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