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EMBLEMS OF LOVE: 22. 'TIS HONOURABLE TO BE LOVE'S MARTYR, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bear up against her scorns: 'tis brave to die
Last Line: For 'twas love's martyrdom made him a god.
Subject(s): Hercules; Love; Martyrs; Mythology - Classical


BEAR up against her scorns: 'tis brave to die,
And on Love's altars lie, a pious load.
Mount Oeta's top raised Hercules so high,
For 'twas Love's martyrdom made him a god.





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