The title of the Donne poem is “Oh, to vex Me, Contraries Meet as One.”
Please torment, harass, vex, heckle, and badger those two blockheads until they honor their commitments to my defense fund.
Nothing whispered of that dreadful half-dollar which was coming on the morrow to vex his spirit.
All this was the readier told me, because it was against me, and would tease and vex me.
But, having nothing to say, he did not vex himself to put it into words—a trait which strongly appealed to Hilary.
"I haven't meant to vex you," he said, as he stooped to kiss his mother.
When people set to work to vex you, nothing makes them more angry than to take it quietly, and show no vexation.
Just you kiss him now, and tell him you didn't mean to vex him.
No word or deed, written or spoken, of any man shall be able to vex or grieve the spirit that I shall put within you.
Of course one would not do anything to vex him even if it were worth while.