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First Line: If I have pleasures for a friend
Last Line: When neither can hinder the other.
Subject(s): Jealousy; Love; Pain; Singing & Singers; Suffering; Misery; Songs


If I have pleasures for a friend,
And farther love in store,
What wrong has he whose joys did end,
And who can give no more?
'Tis madness that he
Should be jealous of me,
Or that I should bar him of another:
For all that we can gain is to give ourselves pain,
When neither can hinder the other.





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