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EMBLEMS OF LOVE: 40. LOVE BOUGHT AND SOLD, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of old the settlement that lovers made
Last Line: And the same bargain serves for wife and beast.
Subject(s): Love - Materialism


OF old the settlement that lovers made
Was firm affection: jointure was a jest:
But love is now become a Smithfield trade
And the same bargain serves for wife and beast.





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