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True as Touch

The reference is to gold tested by the touchstone (q.v.).

If thou lovest me too much
It will not prove as true as touch.

Love me Little, Love me Long (1570).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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