Lord John Wilmot

(1647 - 1680 / Oxfordshire / England)

Poems of Lord John Wilmot

The Platonic Lady

I could love thee till I die,
Would'st thou love me modestly,
And ne'er press, whilst I live,
For more than willingly I would give:
Which should sufficient be to prove
I'd understand the art of love.

I hate the thing is called enjoyment:
Besides it is a dull employment,

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