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Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
I shall not live 'till I see God; and when I have seen Him, I shall never die.
When I died last, and dear, I die
As often as from thee I go.
The Phoenix riddle hath more wit
By us, we two being one, are it.
So to one neutral thing both sexes fit,
We die and rise the same, and prove
Mysterious by this love.
Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so,
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
Whilst my Physitians by their love are growne Cosmographers, and I their Mapp, who lie Flat on this bed, that by them may be showne That this is my South-west discoverie per-fretum febris, by these streights to die.
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
Oh do not die, for I shall hate
All women so, when thou art gone.
Whatever dies was not mixed equally, If our two loves be one Or thou and I love so alike That none can slacken, none can die.
Sweetest love, I do not go,
For weariness of thee,
Nor in hope the world can show
A fitter love for me;
But since that I
Must die at last, 'tis best,
To use my self in jest
Thus by feigned deaths to die.
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