by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

All pleasure is of this condition
Language: English 
All pleasure is of this condition,
it pricks men forward to fruition,
but if enjoy'd, then like the humming Bee,
the honey being shed, away doth flee;
but leaves a sting, that wounds the inward heart
with gnawing grief and never-ending smart.


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Researcher for this text: Bart O'Brien

This text was added to the website: 2004-12-08
Line count: 6
Word count: 42