by Thomas Carew (1595? - 1639?)

Mediocrity in love rejected   
Language: English 
Give me more Love, or more Disdain,
the Torrid or the Frozen Zone
bring equall ease unto my pain,
the Temperate affords me none;
either extream of Love or Hate 
is sweeter then a calme Estate.

Give me a store, if it be Love,
like Dana in that golden showre,
I swim in pleasure;
if it prove Disdain, that torrent
will devoure my vulture hopes,
and he's possest of Heav'n, 
that's but from hell releast;
then Crown my joyes or Cure my pain,
give me more Love or more Disdain.

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This text was added to the website: 2014-04-15
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