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First Line: That me alone you lov'd, you once did say
Last Line: Me to love more, yet wish thee well much less?
Alternate Author Name(s): Catullus, Caius Valerius
Variant Title(s): To Lesbia (1)
Subject(s): Love Complaints


THAT me alone you lov'd you once did say,
Nor should I to the King of Gods give way.
Then I lov'd thee not as a common dear,
But as a father doth his children cheer.
Now thee I know, more bitterly I smart,
Yet thou to me more light and cheaper art.
What pow'r is this, that such a wrong should press
Me to love more, yet wish thee well much less?





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