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Hero And Leander - Poem by Christopher Marlowe

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is over-rul'd by fate.
hen two are stript long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should lose, the other win;
And one especially do we affect
Of two gold ingots, like in each respect:
The reason no man knows; let it suffice,
What we behold is censur'd by our eyes.
Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
Who ever lov'd, that lov'd not at first sight.


Comments about Hero And Leander by Christopher Marlowe

  • Gold Star - 325,576 Points Edward Kofi Louis (7/3/2017 1:38:00 PM)

    In each respect! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 27,305 Points Seamus O' Brian (7/3/2017 1:17:00 PM)

    This being merely a stanza of the original, it would be amiss to comment upon this portion out of context with the remaining work. Marlowe carefully, deliberately establishes the characters of both Hero and Leander in the preceding passages herein omitted, and even the particulars of the scene of their meeting, which to me decapitates the apparent theme of this stanza- the domination of fate over chance and even choice- from the preceding body of work. Certainly this is the most recognized portion of the work, but the final two lines, plucked like the two ripest grapes from the vine, do not quite satisfy the same as if they were encountered in the process of enjoying the entire branch of fruit upon which they were discovered. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 141,011 Points Rajnish Manga (7/3/2017 4:25:00 AM)

    May be, it is a part of the larger poem. But to me, the poet reflects his knowledge of human nature in love or in hate. Thanks a lot.
    What we behold is censur'd by our eyes.
    Who ever lov'd, that lov'd not at first sight. (Report) Reply

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