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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. II. The Seventeenth Century: Ben Jonson to Dryden
 
Penthea’s Dying Song (from The Broken Heart)
By John Ford (1586–c. 1640)
 
OH no more, no more, too late
    Sighs are spent; the burning tapers
Of a life as chaste as fate,
    Pure as are unwritten papers,
Are burnt out; no heat, no light        5
Now remains; ’tis ever night.
    Love is dead; let lovers’ eyes,
    Locked in endless dreams,
    Th’ extremes of all extremes,
    Ope no more, for now Love dies.        10
Now Love dies—implying
Love’s martyrs must be ever, ever dying.
 
 
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