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Poor love is lost in men's capacious minds,
The solid, solid universe
Is pervious to Love;
With bandaged eyes he never errs, (See also BYRON)
Around, below, above.
His blinding light Amor, ch'al cor gentil ratto s'apprende.
He flingeth white Love, that all gentle hearts so quickly know.
On God's and Satan's brood, DANTE— Inferno. V. 100.
By mystic wiles Amor ch' a nullo amato amar perdona.
The evil and the good. Love, which insists that love shall mutual be.
EMERSON-Cupido. DANTE—Inferno. V. 103.
But is it what we love, or how we love, We are all born for love.
It is the
That makes true good? principle of existence and its only end.
GEORGE ELIOT The Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I. BENJ. DISRAELI—Sybil. Bk. V. Ch. IV. He who, being bold
'Tis what I love determines how I love. For life to come, is false to the past sweet
GEORGE Eliot—The Spanish Gypsy. Bk. I. Of mortal life, hath killed the world above. For why to live again if not to meet?
Women know no perfect love: And why to meet if not to meet in love? Loving the strong, they can forsake the strong; And why in love if not in that dear love of old? Man clings because the being whom he loves SYDNEY DOBELL-Sonnet. To a Friend in Be
Is weak and needs him. reavement.
GEORGE ELIOT—The Spanish Gypsy. Bk. III. Give, you gods,
18 Give to your boy, your Cæsar,
A ruddy drop of manly blood The rattle of a globe to play withal,
The surging sea outweighs; This gewgaw world, and put him cheaply off;
The world uncertain comes and goes,
The lover rooted stays. I'll
not be pleased with less than Cleopatra. DRYDEN—AU for Love. Act II. Sc. 1.
EMERSON—Essays. "First Series. Epigraph
to Friendship. Love taught him shame, and shame with love at
Love, which is the essence of God, is not for strife Soon taught the sweet civilities of life.
levity, but for the total worth of man. DRYDEN-Cymon and Iphigenia. L. 134.
EMERSON—Essays. Of Friendship.
20 How happy the lover,
All mankind love a lover.
EMERSON—Essays. Of Love.
Venus, when her son was lost,
Cried him up and down the coast, DRYDEN--King Arthur. IV. 1. Song. In hamlets, palaces, and parks,
And told the truant by his marks,Fool, not to know that love endures no tie, Golden curls, and quiver, and bow. And 'Jove but laughs at lovers' perjury.
EMERSON—Initial, Demoniac and Celestial DRYDEN--Palamon and Arcite. Bk. II. Love.. St. 1.
L. 75. Amphitron. Act I. Sc. 2. (See also MASSINGER, OVID, ROMEO and JULIET, Mais on revient toujours 10 TIBULLUS)
A ses premières amours. Pains of love be sweeter far
But one always returns to one's first loves. Than all other pleasures are.
Quoted by ÉTIENNE in Joconde. Act III. 1. DRYDEN--Tyrannic Love. Act IV. Sc. 1.
Same idea in PLINY--Natural History. X. 63. Two souls in one, two hearts into one heart.
Venus, thy eternal sway
All the race of men obey.
EURIPIDES--Iphigenia in Aulis.
He is not a lover who does not love for ever. I'm sitting on the stile. Mary,
ELIJAH FENTON-Mariamne. 13
(See also VILLIERS) Oh, tell me whence Love cometh! Love comes uncall’d, unsent.
Love is the tyrant of the heart; it darkens Oh, tell me where Love goeth!
Reason, confounds discretion; deaf to Counsel That was not Love that went.
It runs a headlong course to desperate madness. Burden of a Woman. Found in J. W. EBS JOHN FORD— The Lover's Melancholy. Act III. WORTH's Roxburghe Ballads.
Sc. 3. L. 105.
Thus let me hold thee to my heart,
And every care resign:
My life my all that's mine!
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
(See also SENECA).
Gay-Plutus, Cupid and Time. L. 135.
3 I saw and loved.
GIBBON-Autobiographic Memoirs. P. 48. I love her doubting and anguish;
I love the love she withholds, I love my love that loveth her, And anew her being
The best things are the truest!
Oh, then the heavens are bluest!
Whoe'er thou art, thy Lord and master see,
scription for a Figure representing the God of
(See also VOLTAIRE) Dear as the light that visits these sad eyes, Dear as the ruddy drops that warm my heart.
GRAY-The Bard. I. 3. L. 12.
Not from the whole wide world I chose thee, Sweetheart, light of the land and the sea! The wide, wide world could not inclose thee, For thou art the whole wide world to me.
R. W. GILDER--Song.
7 I seek for one as fair and gay, But find none to remind
me, How blest the hours pass'd away
With the girl I left behind me.
Love is a lock that linketh noble minds,
under a Carving of Cupid Blowing Bladders
Es ist eine der grössten Himmelsgaben,
It is one of Heaven's best gifts to hold such a dear creature in one's arms. GOETHE-Faust.
Greensleeves was all my joy,
Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves was my heart of gold, And who but Lady Greensleeves? A new Courtly Sonnet of the Lady Greensleeves,
to the new tune of “Greensleeves.” From "A Handful of Pleasant Delites.” (1584)
Und Lust und Liebe sind die Fittige zu grossen Thaten.
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds. GOETHE-Iphigenia auf Tauris. II. 1. 107.
Was Mühe kaum in langer Zeit erreicht.
Girls we love for what they are;
Che mai Non v'avere ò provate, è possedute.
Far worse it is To lose than never to have tasted bliss. GUARINI—Pastor Fido.
(See also TENNYSON) 22 The chemist of love
Will this perishing mould,
Transmute into gold.
Love understands love; it needs no talk.
Wenn ich dich lieb habe, was geht's dich an?
If I love you, what business is that of yours? GOETHE-Wilhelm Meister. IV. 9.
What a sweet reverence is that when a young man deems his mistress a little more than mortal and almost chides himself for longing to bring her close to his heart. HAWTHORNE—The Marble Faun. Vol. II. Ch.
XV. 25 Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth.
Hebrews. XII. 6.
The bashful virgin's sidelong looks of love.
GOLDSMITH-The Deserted Village. L. 29.
Who love too much, hate in the like extreme. HOMER-Odyssey. Bk. XV. L. 79. POPE's
trans. 18 For love deceives the best of woman kind. HOMER— Odyssey. Bk. XV. L. 463. POPE's trans.
Si sine amore, jocisque Nil est jucundum, vivas in amore jocisque.
If nothing is delightful without love and jokes, then live in love and jokes. HORACE—Epistles. I. 6. 65.
You say to me-wards your affection's strong; Pray love me little, so you love me long. HERRICK—Love me Little, Love me Long. .
(See also MARLOWE)
There is a lady sweet and kind,
Song-Book. Found on back of leaf 53 of
(See also ARVERS)
What's our baggage? Only vows,
Happiness, and all our care,
hair. VICTOR HUGO—Eviradnus. XI.
21 If you become a Nun, dear,
The bishop Love will be;
Will chant-'We trust in thee!'
22 From henceforth thou shalt learn that there is
love To long for, pureness to desire, a mount Of consecration it were good to scale. JEAN INGELOW-A Parson's Letter to a Young
Poet. Pt. II. L. 55. 23 That divine swoon. INGERSOLLOrthodoxy. Works. Vol. II. P.
420. 24 But great loves, to the last, have pulses red; All great loves that have ever died dropped dead.
HELEN HUNT JACKSON--Dropped Dead.
Bid me to live, and I will live
Thy Protestant to be:
A loving heart to thee,
A heart as sound and free
That heart I'll give to thee.
anything. No. 268.
Love has a tide!
HELEN HUNT JACKSON—Two Truths. 3
Love's like the flies, and, drawing-room or garret, goes all over a house.
DOUGLAS JERROLD Jerrold's Wit. Love.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John. XV. 13. 5 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.
I John. IV. 18.
6 Love in a hut, with water and a crust, Is-Love, forgive us!-cinders, ashes, dust.
KEATS-Lamia. Pt. II. 7
I wish you could invent some means to make me at all happy without you. Every hour I am more and more concentrated in you; everything else tastes like chaff in my mouth.
KEATS—Letters. No. XXXVII.
Sing, for faith and hope are high
None so true as you and I Sing the Lovers' Litany:
"Love like ours can never die!" KIPLING-Lovers Litany.
By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin' eastward
to the sea, There's a Burma girl a-settin', and I know she
thinks o' me; For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the tem
ple-bells they say: "Come you back, you British soldier; come you
back to Mandalay!" KIPLING-Mandalay.
(See also HAYES under Gods) If Love were jester at the court of Death,
And Death the king of all, still would I pray, "For me the motley and the bauble, yea, Though all be vanity, as the Preacher saith, The mirth of love be mine for one brief breath!" FREDERIC L. KNOWLES-If Love were Jester
at the Court of Death. 17 Love begins with love. LA BRUYÈRE—The Characters and Manners of
the Present Age. Ch. IV. 18
Le commencement et le déclin de l'amour se font sentir par l'embarras où l'on est de se trouver seuls.
The beginning and the end of love are both marked by embarrassment when the two find themselves alone. LA BRUYÈRE—Les Caractères. IV.
When late I attempted your pity to move,
Why seemed you so deaf to my prayers?
But-why did you kick me downstairs?
from Asylum for Fugitive Pieces. Vol. I. P.
Register. Appendix. (1783) P. 201.
Robin's not near
Wished for to hear;
Light of my tents, be fleet-
And the world is all at our feet.
The bee to the open clover,
Ever the wide world over.
The deer to the wholesome wold;
As it was in the days of old.
Amour! Amour! quand tu nous tiens
O tyrant love, when held by you,
The pleasure of love is in loving. We are happier in the passion we feel than in what we excite.
LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Marims. 78. 21
The more we love a mistress, the nearer we are to hating her.
LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Maxims. 114.
Ce qui fait que amants et les maitresses ne s'ennuient point d'être ensemble; c'est qu'ils parlent toujours d'eux mêmes.
The reason why lovers and their mistresses never tire of being together is that they are always talking of themselves. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-Maximes. 312.
Do you know you have asked for the costliest It is difficult to know at what moment love thing
begins; it is less difficult to know that it has Ever made by the Hand above
begun. A woman's heart, and a woman's life,
LONGFELLOW-Kavanagh. Ch. XXI.
Man's Question. Erroneously credited to And cannot be undone. Thy very weakness
Hath brought thee nearer to me, and henceforth
My love will have a sense of pity in it, I love a lassie, a bonnie, bonnie lassie,
Making it less a worship than before. She's as pure as the lily in the dell.
LONGFELLOW-Masque of Pandora. Pt. VIII. She's as sweet as the heather,
In the Garden. L. 39.
That was the first sound in the song of love! HARRY LAUDER and GERALD GRAFTON. I Scarce more than silence is, and yet a sound. Love a Lassie.
Hands of invisible spirits touch the strings
Of that mysterious instrument, the soul, Et c'est dans la première flamme
And play the prelude of our fate. We hear Qu'est tout le nectar du baiser.
The voice prophetic, and are not alone. And in that first flame
LONGFELLOW-Spanish Student. Act I. Sc. 3. Is all the nectar of the kiss.
I love thee, as the good love heaven.
Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak.
It serves for food and raiment.
LONGFELLOW-Spanish Student. Act I. Sc. 5. A warrior so bold, and a virgin so bright,
How can I tell the signals and the signs
How can I tell the many thousand ways M. G. LEWIS-Alonzo the Brave and the Fair
By which it keeps the secret it betrays? Imogene. First appeared in his novel Am
LONGFELLOW—Tales of a Wayside Inn. Pt. brosio the Monk. Found in his Tcles of Won III. Student's Tale. Emma and Eginhard. der. Vol. III. P. 63. Lewis's copy of his L. 75. poem is in the British Museum.
So they grew, and they grew, to the church Ah, how skillful grows the hand
steeple tops That obeyeth Love's command!
And they couldn't grow up any higher;. It is the heart and not the brain
So they twin'd themselves into a true lover's That to the highest doth attain,
knot, And he who followeth Love's behest
For all lovers true to admire. Far excelleth all the rest.
Lord Lovel, Old Ballad. LONGFELLOW-Building of the Ship.
History found in Professor Child's English and
Scottish Popular Ballads. II. 204. Also Love contending with friendship, and self with in The New Comic Minstrel. Pub. by JOHN each generous impulse.
CAMERON, Glasgow. The original version To and fro in his breast his thoughts were heav seems to be as given there.
ing and dashing,
Under floods that are deepest,
Over rocks that are steepest,
Love will find out the way. Like Dian's kiss, unask'd, unsought,
Love will find out the way. Ballad in PERCY'S Love gives itself, but is not bought.
Reliques. LONGFELLOW-Endymion. St. 4.
Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind, Does not all the blood within me
That from the nunnery Leap to meet thee, leap to meet thee,
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind As the springs to meet the sunshine.
To war and arms I fly. LONGFELLOW-Hiawatha. Wedding Feast. L. 153.
Yet this inconstancy is such
As you too shall adore :0, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, I could not love thee, dear, so much, than the first consciousness of love,-the first Loved I not honour more. fluttering of its silken wings.
LOVELACE–To Lucasta, on going to the Wars. LONGFELLOW-Hyperion. Bk. III. Ch. VI. Given erroneously to MONTROSE by SCOTT.