by Robert Herrick
LOVE scorch'd my finger, but did spare
The burning of my heart ;
To signify in love my share
Should be a little part.
Little I love ; but if that he
Would but that heat recall ;
That joint to ashes should he burned,
Ere I would love at all.
Correggio. The Education of Cupid. ca 1528.
From The Web Gallery of Art.
Herrick, Robert. Works of Robert Herrick. vol I.
Alfred Pollard, ed.
London, Lawrence & Bullen, 1891. 33.
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