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" A MIGHTY pain to love it is, And 'tis a pain that pain to miss ; But, of all pains, the greatest pain It is to love, but love in vain. "
Notes and Queries - Page 363
1857
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

1841
...pleasures now to take Of little life the best to make, And manage wisely the last stake. VII. GOLD. in swift race contend, As at the Olympian games or Pythian fields ; Part curb their fiery ste pail It is to love, but love in vain. Virtue now, nor noble blood, Nor wit, by love is understood Gold...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 807 pages
...now to take Of little life the best to make, And manage wisely the last stake. Vll. QOLD. A MlGHTY ht by night He and his monstrous rout are heard to...howl. Like stabled wolves, or tigers at their prey, Do but love in vain. Virtue now, nor noble blood. Nor wit, by love is understood Gold alone does passion...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 807 pages
...short pleasures now to take Of little life the best to make, And manage wisely the last stake. A MIGHT* Respecting man, whatever wrong we call May, must be right, as relative to all. In hu paix It is 10 love, but love in vain. Virtue now, nor noble blood. Nor wit, by love is understood Gold...
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Ainsworth's Magazine, Volume 9

William Harrison Ainsworth - 1846
...Gymp. SAIB AND NOURMAHALL. A PERSIAN TALE. RY THOMAS Mil. I. Kit. AUTHOR OF " GIDEON GILES," &C. &C. A mighty pain to love it is, And 'tis a pain that pain to miss; But of nll pains the greatest pain Was Saib's, on whom blows did rain. COWLEY. "Tis moonlight! and on Zulai's...
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Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Consisting of Elegant Extracts ..., Volume 1

1847 - 506 pages
...» Or, when I 'm in a fit, to hiccup ! BUTLER'S Hudibras. 15. Almighty 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, and love in vain. COWLEY'S Anacreon. 16. What is love ? — An odd compound of simples most sweet, CulPd in life's spring...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1847
...short pleasures now to take, Of little life the best to make, And manage wisely the last stake. Gold. ег Triumph. See the chariot at hand here of love, Wherein my lady rideth pain the greatest pain It is to lore, but love in rain. Virtue now nor noble blood, Nor wit, by love...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 31

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew - 1848
...and doubtless he records his own sad experience in these sententious and feeling lines : • A MIOHTT pain to love it is , And 'tis a pain that pain to miss; But of all pain the greatest pain It IB to love, but love in vain.' Do you remember reader, the opening number...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 31

1848
...and doubtless he records his own sad experience in these sententious and feeling lines : 4 A MIOHTY pain to love it is, And 'tis a pain that pain to mise; But of all pain the greatest pain It is to love, but love in vain.' Do you remember reader, the...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - 1851 - 558 pages
...for why Should every creature- drink but 11 Why, men of morals, tell me why 1 GOLD. From Anacreon. A mighty pain to love it is, And 'tis a pain that pain to miss; But of all pain the greatest pain, It is to love, and love in vain. Virtue now nor noble blood, Nor wit by love...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

1852
...time short pleasures now to take Of little life the best to make, And manage wisely the last stake phitritc, * but love in vain. Virtue now, nor noble blood. Nor wit, by love is understood Gold alone does passion...
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