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'You must sit down,' says Love, 'and taste my meat.'
So I did sit and eat.
Love without end, hath no end, says the Spaniard: (meaning, if it were not begun on particular ends, it would last).
Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.
Take all that is given whether wealth, love or language, nothing comes by mistake and with good digestion all can be turned to health.
In an hundred elles of contention, there is not an inch of love.
Love is that liquor sweet and most divine,
Which my God feels as blood; but I, as wine.
In war, hunting, and love, men for one pleasure a thousand griefes prove.
Ah, my dear God! though I am clean forgot,
Let me not love Thee, if I love Thee not.
The God of love my Shepherd is,
And He that doth me feed:
While He is mine, and I am His,
What can I want or need?
Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,
If I lacked any thing.
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