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ALL NATURE PRONE TO LOVE.
Throw an apple up a hill,
Down the mountain flows the stream,
Nought below and nought above
Stop the meteor in its flight, Or the orient rays of light; Bid Dan Phoebus not to shine, Bid the planets not incline: 'Tis as vain below, above. To impede the course of love.
Salamanders live in fire,
Metals grow within the mine,
Man is born to live and die,
Does the cedar love the mountain, Or the thirsty deer the fountain? Does the shepherd love his crook, Or the miller court the brook? Thus by nature all things move, Like a running stream, to love.
Is the variant hero bold?
Should you this deny, you'll prove Nature is averse to love.
When young maidens courtship shun,
INHABITS THE FINEST WITS.
Pro. Yet writers say, as in the sweetest bud
The eating canker dwells, so eating love
Val. And writers say, as the most forward bud
Is eaten by the canker, ere it blow,
Pro. He after honour hunts, I after love: He leaves his friends, to dignify them more: I leave myself, my friends, and all for love. Thou, Julia, thou hast metamorphosed me; Made me neglect my studies, lose my time, War with good counsel, set the world at nought,
Made with musing weak, heartsick with thought. Shakespeare.
No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage.
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