Charles Sedley

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Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet

Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet (March 1639 – 20 August 1701) was an English wit and dramatist.


  • Ah, Chloris! could I now but sit
    As unconcern'd as when
    Your infant beauty could beget
    No happiness or pain!
    When I the dawn used to admire,
    And praised the coming day,
    I little thought the rising fire
    Would take my rest away.
  • Why then should I seek further store,
    And still make love anew?
    When change itself can give no more,
    'Tis easy to be true.
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