Samuel Daniel


Hymen's Triumph

[Second Chorus]

Desire, that is of things ungot,
    See what travail it procureth,
    And how much the mind endureth,
To gain what yet it gaineth not:
            For never was it paid,
            The charge defrayed,
According to the price of thought.


A Sixteenth Century Anthology. Arthur Symons, Ed.
London: Blackie & Son, Ltd., 1905. 240.

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