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William Shakespeare :
My love is as a fever, longing still For that which longer nurseth the disease; Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill, The uncertain sickly appetite to please. My reason, the physician to my love, Angry that his prescriptions are not kept, Hath left me, and I desperate now approve, Desire his death, which physic did except. Past cure I am, now reason is past care, And frantic-mad with evermore unrest; My thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are, At random from the truth vainly express'd; For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British poet. My love is as a fever, longing still (l. 1-14). . . The Unabridged William Shakespeare, William George Clark and William Aldis Wright, eds. (1989) Running Press.]
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John Milton :
Let me obtain forgiveness of thee, Samson, Afford me place to shew what recompence Towards thee I intend for what I have misdone, Misguided; only what remains past cure Bear not too sensibly, nor still insist To afflict thy self in vain: though sight be lost, Life yet hath many solaces, enjoy'd Where other senses want not their delights At home in leisure and domestic ease,
[John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. Samson Agonistes (l. 909-917). . . The Complete Poetry of John Milton. John T. Shawcross, ed. (1963, rev. ed. 1971) Doubleday.]
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Thomas Jordan :
In frolics dispose your pounds, shillings, and pence, For we shall be nothing a hundred years hence. We'll sport and be free with Frank, Betty, and Dolly, Have lobsters and oysters to cure melancholy; Fish dinners will make a man spring like a flea, Dame Venus, love's lady, was born of the sea; With her and with Bacchus we'll tickle the sense, For we shall be past it a hundred years hence.
[Thomas Jordan (1612?-1685), British actor, poet, playwright. The Careless Gallant (l. 5-12). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.]
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Henry Vaughan :
Then whisper by that holy spring, Where for her sake I would have died, Whilst those water-nymphs did bring Flowers to cure what she had tried; And of my faith and love did sing.
[Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), Welsh poet. To Amoret (l. 11-15). EnLoPo. English Love Poems. John Betjeman and Geoffrey Taylor, comps. (1957; paperback 1964) Faber and Faber.]
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Philip Larkin :
In everyone there sleeps A sense of life lived according to love. To some it means the difference they could make By loving others, but across most it sweeps As all they might have done had they been loved. That nothing cures.
[Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Faith Healing."]
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Augustus Montague Toplady :
Rock of ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee! Let the Water and the Blood, From thy riven Side which flow'd, Be of sin the double cure; Cleanse me from its guilt and pow'r.
[Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778), British hymn-writer. "A Prayer, Living and Dying," l. 1-6, Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Worship, London, printed for E. and C. Dilly (1776). "A strenuous champion of Calvinistic theology."]
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Augustus Montague Toplady :
Rock of ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in thee! Let the water and the blood, From thy riven side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure; Cleanse me from its guilt and pow'r.
[Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778), British theologian. Rock of Ages (l. 1-6). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.]
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Marge Piercy :
The real writer is one who really writes. Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire. Work is its own cure. You have to like it better than being loved.
[Marge Piercy (b. 1936), U.S. poet and novelist. "For the Young Who Want To," lines 31-36 (1980).]
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Anne Sexton :
If the doctors cure then the sun sees it. If the doctors kill then the earth hides it. The doctors should fear arrogance more than cardiac arrest.
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Doctors."]
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George Herbert :
Farewell deare flowers, sweetly your time ye spent, Fit, while ye liv'd, for smell or ornament, And after death for cures. I follow straight without complaints or grief, Since if my sent be good, I care not, if It be as short as yours.
[George Herbert (1593-1633), British poet. Life (l. 13-18). . . The Complete English Poems [George Herbert]. John Tobin, ed. (1991) Penguin Books.]
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