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The Definition of Love

By Marvell, Andrew

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Book Id: WPLBN0000708973
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: The Definition of Love  
Author: Marvell, Andrew
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: MY love is of a birth as rare // As 'tis for object strange and high; // It was begotten by Despair // Upon Impossibility. // Magnanimous Despair alone // Could show me so divine a thing // Where feeble Hope could ne'er have flown, // But vainly flapp'd its tinsel wing. // And yet I quickly might arrive // Where my extended soul is fixt, // But Fate does iron wedges drive, // And always crowds itself betwixt. // For Fate with jealous eye does see // Two perfect loves, nor lets them close; // Their union would her ruin be, // And her tyrannic pow'r depose.


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