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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2868
AUTHOR:Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)
QUOTATION:A mighty pain to love it is,
And ’t is a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain.
ATTRIBUTION:From Anacreon, vii. Gold.
 

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