These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume: the sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness And in the taste confounds the appetite: Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
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- by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene 6 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845) , no title ; composed by Boris Blacher.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (François-Victor Hugo)
- HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Dezső Kosztolányi)
- ROM Romanian (Română) (Ștefan Octavian Iosif)
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo) , no title
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