by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

A lover I'm born
Language: English 
A lover I'm born and a lover I'll be,
And hope from my love I shall never be free.
Let wisdom abound in teh grave womanhater,
Yet never to love is a sign of ill nature.
But he who loves well and whose passion is strong
Can never be wretched, but ever be young.

With hopes and with fears, like a ship in the ocean,
Our hearts are kept dancing, and ever in motion:
When our passion is pall'd and our fancy would fail,
Some little quarrel supplies a fresh gale:
But when the doubt's clear'd and the jealousy's gone
How we kiss and embrace, and can never have done.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 110