Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, POETRY AND LOVE, by JONATHAN SWIFT

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POETRY AND LOVE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cadenus many things had writ
Last Line: With pains unknown increased ber smart.
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets

CADENUS many things had writ:
Vanessa much esteemed his wit,
And called for his Poetic Works:
Meantime the boy in secret lurks:
And while the book was in her hand,
The urchin from his private stand
Took aim, and shot with all his strength
A dart of such prodigious length,
It pierced the feeble volume through,
And deep transfixed her bosom too.
Some lines, more moving than the rest,
Stuck to the point that pierced her breast,
And, borne directly to her heart,
With pains unknown increased ber smart.

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