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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
No Minute Good to Love
Anonymous
 
THE TIME when first I fell in love,
  Which now I must lament;
The year wherein I lost such time
  To compass my content;
 
The day wherein I saw too late        5
  The follies of a lover;
The hour wherein I found such loss
  As care cannot recover;
 
And last, the minute of mishap
  Which makes me thus to plain;        10
The doleful fruits of lovers’ suits,
  Which labour lose in vain:
 
Doth make me solemnly protest,
  As I with pain do prove,
There is no time, year, day, nor hour,        15
  Nor minute, good to love.
 
 
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