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Marriage a-la-Mode by John Dryden

I Why should a foolish marriage vow, Which long ago was made, Oblige us to each other now, When passion is decayed? We loved, and we loved, as long as we could, Till our love was loved out in us … Continue reading

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The Definition of Love by Andrew Marvell

My love is of a birth as rare As ’tis for object strange and high; It was begotten by Despair Upon Impossibility. Magnanimous Despair alone Could show me so divine a thing Where feeble Hope could ne’er have flown, But … Continue reading

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A Rapture by Thomas Carew

I will enjoy thee now, my Celia, come, And fly with me to Love’s Elysium. The giant, Honour, that keeps cowards out, Is but a masquer, and the servile rout Of baser subjects only bend in vain To the vast … Continue reading

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The Taxi by Amy Lowell

When I go away from you The world beats dead Like a slackened drum. I call out for you against the jutted stars And shout into the ridges of the wind. Streets coming fast, One after the other, Wedge you … Continue reading

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To See Him Again by Gabriela Mistral

Never, never again? Not on nights filled with quivering stars, or during dawn’s maiden brightness or afternoons of sacrifice? Or at the edge of a pale path that encircles the farmlands, or upon the rim of a trembling fountain, whitened … Continue reading

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