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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
Love
By Samuel Daniel (1562–1619)
 
LOVE is a sickness full of woes,
  All remedies refusing;
A plant that most with cutting grows,
  Most barren with best using.
Why so?    
        5
More we enjoy it, more it dies,
If not enjoyed, it sighing cries
Heigh-ho!    
 
Love is a torment of the mind,
  A tempest everlasting;        10
And Jove hath made it of a kind
  Not well, nor full, nor fasting.
Why so?    
More we enjoy it, more it dies;
If not enjoyed, it sighing cries        15
Heigh-ho!    
 
 
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