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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Sir George Etherege. 1635–1691
  
405. To a Lady asking him how long he would love her
  
IT is not, Celia, in our power 
  To say how long our love will last; 
It may be we within this hour 
  May lose those joys we now do taste; 
The Blessèd, that immortal be,         5
From change in love are only free. 
 
Then since we mortal lovers are, 
  Ask not how long our love will last; 
But while it does, let us take care 
  Each minute be with pleasure past:  10
Were it not madness to deny 
To live because we're sure to die? 
 
 
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