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It is not that I love you less
Which I have known belongs to you;
COME, LET US KISS AND PART.
Since there's no hope, come, let us kiss and part!
Shake hands forever! Cancel all our vows!
That we one jot of former love retain !
I'LL NEVER LOVE THEE MORE. 135
Now, if thou wouldst, when all have given him
From death to life thou mightst him yet recover. MICHAEL DRAYTON.
I'LL NEVER LOVE THEE MORE.
My dear and only love, I pray
As Alexander I will reign,
My thoughts did evermore disdain
He either fears his fate too much,
Who dares not put it to the touch
But I will reign and govern still,
And all to stand in awe;
But 'gainst my batteries if I find
Thou storm or vex me sore,
And in the empire of thy heart,
If others do pretend a part,
I'll smiling mock at thy neglect,
But if no faithless action stain
I'll deck and crown thy head with bays
MARQUIS OF MONTROSE.
AH! HOW SWEET!
Ah, how sweet it is to love!
Ah, how gay is young desire! And what pleasing pains we prove
When we first approach Love's fire:
Pains of love are sweeter far
Than all other pleasures are.
Sighs which are from lovers blown
Cure, like trickling balm, their smart. Lovers, when they lose their breath, Bleed away in easy death.
Love and Time with reverence use,
Which in youth sincere they send;
I dare not ask a kiss;
I dare not beg a smile;
I might grow proud the while.
No, no, the utmost share
Out upon it, I have loved
Three whole days together; And am like to love three more, If it prove fair weather.
Time shall moult away his wings,
In the whole wide world again
But the spite on't is no praise
Is due at all to me;
Love with me had made no stays,
Had it any been but she.
Had it any been but she,
And that very face,
There had been at least ere this
A dozen in her place.
SIR JOHN SUCKLING.
To see her is to love her,
And love but her forever;
For Nature made her what she is,
And never made another!