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First Line: Reprove not love, though fondly thou hast lost
Last Line: Receives her due increase.
Subject(s): Love Nature Of; Beauty

REPROVE not love, though fondly thou hast lost
Greater hopes by loving:
Love calms ambitious spirits, from their breasts
Danger oft removing:
Let lofty humours mount up on high,
Down again like to the wind,
While private thoughts, vowed to love,
More peace and pleasure find.

Love and sweet beauty makes the stubborn mild,
And the coward fearless;
The wretched miser's care to bounty turns,
Cheering all things cheerless.
Love chains the earth and heaven,
Turns the spheres, guides the years in endless peace;
The flowery earth through his power
Receives her due increase.

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