by Robert Herrick
I DO not love, nor can it be
Love will in vain spend shafts on me ;
I did this godhead once defy,
Since which I freeze, but cannot fry.
Yet out, alas ! the death's the same,
Kill'd by a frost or by a flame.
Caravaggio. Sleeping Cupid. 1608.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 194.
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