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First Line: Lo! This fane is cupid's own
Last Line: Injur'd love's avengers be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Vittorelli, Iacop
Subject(s): Love - Complaints

LO! this fane is Cupid's own,
Come thou to the altar-stone;
Doubt no more can I sustain,
Worse than death itself the pain.

Thou, who dost so oft profess
Still unchanging faithfulness,
Swear upon this marble shrine,
Swear 'tis true, that vow of thine.

But beware! This fane revere—
Lover's oaths are sacred here;
See yon image rear'd on high,
'Tis a vengeful Deity.

Ah, beware! for if the heart
Feel not all the lips impart,
Then will Heaven, Earth, and Sea
Injur'd Love's avengers be.

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