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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
The Enchantment
By Thomas Otway (1652–1685)
 
I DID 1 but look and love awhile,
  ’Twas but for one half-hour;
Then to resist I had no will,
  And now I have no power.
 
To sigh and wish is all my ease;        5
  Sighs which do heat impart
Enough to melt the coldest ice,
  Yet cannot warm your heart.
 
O would your pity give my heart
  One corner of your breast,        10
’Twould learn of yours the winning art,
  And quickly steal the rest.
 
Note 1. From Venice Preserved. [back]
 
 
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