no servant will i be- i won't do this for you
if that be what you ask. O lover i refuse you!- if this is what you want, you are not going to get it
Or if you think to wed with one from heaven sent- if you want to marry a saint. whose every deed and word and wish is golden- whose every action is good a wingless angel who can do no wrong - a saint
go! - i am no doll to dress and sit for feeble worship- go, i am not someone to play with and sit to worship you. if that be what you ask, fool, i refuse you!
Or if you think in me to find- if you think you will find//
a creature who will have no greater joy - a person who will be happy than gratify your clamorous desire,- giving you sex
my skin soft only for your fond caresses- my skin soft only for you my body supple only for your sense delight.- my body ___ for only you. Oh shame, and pity and abasement.- how dare you, shamfeul.
Not for you the hand of any wakened woman of our time.
But lover, if you ask of me
that i shall be your comrade, friend, and mate,
to live and work, to love and die with you,
that so together we may know the purity and height
of passion, and of joy and sorrow,
then o husband, i am yours forever
and our co-equal love will make the stars to laugh with joy
and to its circling fugue pass, hand holding hand
until we reach the very heart of god.