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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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A dictionary of quotations from the English poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 715 pages
...open simple kind, And thinks none sees it, 'cause itself is Mind, Cewley. LOVE, LOVERS — continued. A mighty pain to love it is, And 'tis a pain that...But of all pains, the greatest pain It is to love, but love in rain. Coicley. Love is maintain'd by wealth, wl/en all is spent, Adversity then breeds...
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Mildred and Elsie

Martha Finley - 1881 - 322 pages
...painful task of crushing his hopes as she had already crushed those of her older admirer. CHAPTER VII. "A mighty pain to love it is, And 'tis a pain that pain to miss; But of all paina, the greatest pain It is to love, but love in vain." CffWLBY. " O WALLACE, forgive me ! Not for...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Sources Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1881 - 864 pages
...creature drink but I ? Why, man of morals, tell me why ? md. 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. Gold. 1 For modes of faith let graceless 2ealots fight, He can't be wrong whose life...
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Gloucestershire Notes and Queries: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine Devoted ...

1881
...February the 10th, 1688-9,' under which the following verses, blotted out, but can be read : ' Surely a pain to love it is, and tis a pain that pain to mis ; but of all pains the greatest pain, it is to love, and love in vain,' under which, unblotted,...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1882 - 899 pages
...free And warm ere dawns the rosé upon its tree. w. SUSAN COOLIDGE— ßenedicam Domino. LOVE. 241 A mighty pain to love it is And 'tis a pain that pain to miss; But of all pains, the greatest pain Is to love, but love in vain. а. COWLEY — Gold. Our love is principle, and has its root In reason,...
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Ward and Lock's letter-writer's handbook and correspondent's guide

Ward, Lock and co, ltd - 1882
...flame with flaxen band, Has yet a harder task to prove — By firm resolve to conquer love. — Scott, 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, but love in vain. — Abraham Cowley. I have heard of reasons...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

1882 - 899 pages
...And warm ere dawns the rose upon its tree. ic. SUSAN COOLJDOE— Benedicant Domino. LOVE. LOVE. 241 e; /. MILTON — Sonnet. To the Nightingale. The nightingale n Bat of all pains, the greatest pain Is to love, but love in vain. a. , COWLEY— Gold. Our love is...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1883 - 761 pages
...unhappiuess is left to princes To marry blood. 2867 Beaumont and Fletcher: Maid in the Mill. Act ii. Sc. 2 A mighty pain to love it is, And 'tis a pain that...But of all pains, the greatest pain It is to love, but love in vain. 2868 Cowley: Gold Love is maintain'd by wealth ; when all is spent, Adversity then...
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Specimen Days and Collect

Walt Whitman - 1883 - 376 pages
...kept her dead child's hair; The third—a bangle, bright and warm, Around a faithless woman's arm. ' 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, but love in vain. Maurice F. Egan on De Guerin. A pagan heart,...
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Specimen Days: & Collect

Walt Whitman - 1882 - 374 pages
...kept her dead child's hair; The third — a bangle, bright and warm, Around a faithless woman's arm. 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, but love in vain. Maurice F. Egan on De Guerin. A pagan heart,...
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