TO ELECTRA. LOVE LOOKS FOR LOVE.
by Robert Herrick
LOVE love begets, then never be
Unsoft to him who's smooth to thee.
Tigers and bears, I've heard some say,
For proffer'd love will love repay :
None are so harsh, but if they find
Softness in others, will be kind ;
Affection will affection move,
Then you must like because I love.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol II.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 64.