1 Mine eye and heart are at a mortal war
2 How to divide the conquest of thy sight;
3 Mine eye my heart thy picture's sight would bar,
4 My heart mine eye the freedom of that right.
5 My heart doth plead that thou in him dost lie
6 A closet never pierced with crystal eyes
7 But the defendant doth that plea deny
8 And says in him thy fair appearance lies.
9 To 'cide this title is impanneled
10 A quest of thoughts, all tenants to the heart,
11 And by their verdict is determined
12 The clear eye's moiety and the dear heart's part:
13 As thus: mine eye's due is thy outward part,
14 And my heart's right thy inward love of heart.