Fain would I kiss my Julia's dainty leg, Which is as white and hairless as an egg.
He loves his bonds who, when the first are broke, Submits his neck into a second yoke.
Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
What though the sea be calm? trust to the shore, Ships have been drown'd, where late they danc'd before.
Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee.
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.
But ne'er the rose without the thorn.
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.
That age is best which is the first When youth and blood are warmer.
The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun.
Last Update: 8 February 2023
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