The Dutch Courtesan
By John Marston

Beatrice's Chamber.
Enter young Freeville, disguised, to Beatrice.
He sings.]

O love, how strangely sweet
    Are thy weak passions,
That love and joy should meet
    In self-same fashions.
O, who can tell
    The cause why this should move?
But only this:
    No reason ask of love.

Elizabethan and Seventeenth-Century Lyrics.
Matthew W. Black, ed.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1938. 252-3.


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