Richard Lovelace

(1618-1657 / London / England)

In Lesbiam Cat. Ep. 76. - Poem by Richard Lovelace


Huc est mens deducta tua, mea Lesbia, culpa,
Atque ita se officio perdidit ipsa suo.
Ut jam nec bene velle queam tibi, si optima sias:
Nec desistere amare, omnia si facias.


By thy fault is my mind brought to that pass,
That it its office quite forgotten has:
For be'est thou best, I cannot wish thee well,
And be'est thou worst, then I must love thee still.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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