by Henry Carey (1687? - 1743)

Justification for Loving
Language: English 
Saw you the nymph whom I adore?
Saw you the goddess of my heart?
And can you bid me love no more?
And can you think I feel no smart?

So many charms around her shine
Who can the sweet temptation fly?
Spite of her scorn she's so divine
That I must love her though I die.


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This text was added to the website: 2021-02-23
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Word count: 57