1. 10

    Fain would I kiss my Julia's dainty leg, Which is as white and hairless as an egg.

    15
  2. 9

    He loves his bonds who, when the first are broke, Submits his neck into a second yoke.

    15
  3. 8

    Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.

    18
  4. 7

    What though the sea be calm? trust to the shore, Ships have been drown'd, where late they danc'd before.

    19
  5. 6

    Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee.

    43
  6. 5

    Bid me despair, and I'll despair,Under that cypress tree;Or bid me die, and I will dareE'en Death, to die for thee.

    53
  7. 4

    But ne'er the rose without the thorn.

    60
  8. 3

    Then be not coy, but use your time; And while ye may, go marry: For having lost but once your prime, You may for ever tarry.

    61
  9. 2

    That age is best which is the first When youth and blood are warmer.

    62
  10. 1

    The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun.

    72
  11. Last Update: 8 February 2023

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