Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE ENCHANTMENT, by THOMAS OTWAY

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THE ENCHANTMENT, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I did but look and love awhile
Last Line: And quickly steal the rest.
Subject(s): Love

I DID but look and love awhile--
'Twas but for one half-hour;
Then to resist I had no will,
And now I have no power.

To sigh, and wish, is all my ease,
Sighs which do heat impart
Enough to melt the coldest ice,
Yet cannot warm your heart.

Oh, would your pity give my heart
One corner of your breast,
'Twould learn of yours the winning art,
And quickly steal the rest.

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