by Thomas Shadwell (1642? - 1692)

Love in their little veins inspires
Language: English 
Love in their little veins inspires
their cheerful notes, their soft desires. 
While heat makes buds and blossoms spring,
those pretty couples love and sing. 
But winter puts out their desire,
and half the year they want love's fire.


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Researcher for this text: Barry Kamil

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