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First Line: In vain does hymen with religious vows
Last Line: But haughty love comes only when he will.
Alternate Author Name(s): Astraea; Behn, Afara; Behn, Apharra; Amis, Ayfara
Subject(s): Love' Marriage


In vain does Hymen with religious vows
Oblige his slaves to wear his chains with ease.
A privilege alone that Love allows: --
'Tis Love alone can make our fetters please.

The angry tyrant lays his yoke on all,
Yet in his fiercest rage is charming still;
Officious Hymen comes whene'er we call,
But haughty Love comes only when he will.





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