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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:476
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION:Take, O, take those lips away,
  That so sweetly were forsworn;
And those eyes, the break of day,
  Lights that do mislead the morn:
But my kisses bring again, bring again;
Seals of love, but sealed in vain, sealed in vain. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Measure for Measure. Act iv. Sc. 1.  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 
Note 1.
This song occurs in Act v. Sc. 2 of Beaumont and Fletcher’s Bloody Brother, with the following additional stanza:—

Hide, O, hide those hills of snow,
Which thy frozen bosom bears,
On whose tops the pinks that grow
Are of those that April wears!
But first set my poor heart free,
Bound in those icy chains by thee. [back]
 

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