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Love Is a Sickness

By Daniel, Samuel

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Book Id: WPLBN0000247677
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Love Is a Sickness  
Author: Daniel, Samuel
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: LOVE is a sickness full of woes, // All remedies refusing; // A plant that with most cutting grows, // Most barren with best using. // Why so? // More we enjoy it, more it dies; // If not enjoyed, sighing cries // Heigh Ho! // Love is a torment of the mind, // A tempest everlasting; // And Jove hath made it of a kind // Not well, nor full, nor fasting. // Why so? // More we enjoy it, more it dies; // If not enjoyed, sighing cries // Heigh Ho! // Samuel Daniel // To the Lady Margaret, Countess of Cumberland // HE that of such a height hath built his mind, // And reared the dwellings of his thoughts so strong, // As neither fear nor hope can shake the frame // Of his resolved powers, nor all the wind // Of vanity or malice pierce to wrong // His settled peace, or to disturb the same, // What a fair seat hath he, from whence he may // The boundless wastes and wilds of man survey. // And with how free an eye doth he look down // Upon these lower regions of turmoil // Where all the storms of passions mainly beat // On flesh and blood; where honor, power, renown, // Are only gay afflictions, golden toil, // Where greatness stands upon as feeble feet // As frailty doth, and only great doth seem // To little minds, who do it so esteem. // He looks upon the mightiest monarchs' wars // But only as on stately robberies...


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