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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. "
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1857
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Recollections of a Literary Life: And Selections from My Favourite Poets and ...

Mary Russell Mitford - 1883 - 516 pages
...for why Should every creature drink but I ? Why, men of morals, tell me why ? 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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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...creature drink but I ? Why, man of morals, tell me why ? Ibid. 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 gjacelesa zealots fight, He can't be wrong whose life...
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Truths illustrated by great authors [ed. by W. White].

Truths - 1885 - 560 pages
...proud Heart sues, and prompts my Tongue to speak. 3Lnbr. — Cowley. A MI&HTY Pain to Love it is, J\. And 'tis a Pain that Pain to miss ; But of all Pains...the greatest Pain It is to Love, and Love in vain. Eobr. — Thomson. C. — Spenser. HE may Love be compeld to maistery ; Fo soone as maistery comes,...
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Romantic Love and Personal Beauty: Their Development, Causal Relations ...

Henry T. Finck - 1887 - 560 pages
...other hand, claims Love as "a species of melancholy " ; and Cowley sings— " A mighty pain to lovo 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." The poets generally have taken a less one-sided view of the matter by depicting...
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Specimen Days in America

Walt Whitman - 1887 - 312 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 Gufrin. A pagan heart,...
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Specimen Days in America

Walt Whitman - 1887 - 312 pages
...dead child's hair ; The third — a bangle, bright and warm, Around a faithless woman's arm. A mi«hty 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 Gutrin. A pagan heart,...
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Peale's Popular Compendium of Useful Knowledge, Embracing Science, History ...

Richard S. Peale - 1890 - 536 pages
...die. Burns. O liberty ! liberty ! how many crimes are committed in thy name 1 • Mmt. Roland. Love. 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. Cowlty. Love looks not with the eyes, but...
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Treasury of Wisdom, Wit and Humor, Odd Comparisons and Proverbs: Authors ...

1891 - 527 pages
...how hard a fate is thine Obtain'd with trouble, and with pain preserv'd, Never at rest. Lansdowne. A mighty pain to love it is And 'tis a pain that pain...the greatest pain It is to love and love in vain. Cowley. A PARTING. The consciousness of being loved softens the keenest pang, even at the moment of...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 772 pages
...days. COWLEY. Still new favourites she chose, Till up in arms my passion rose, And cast away her yoke. A mighty pain to love it is,' And 'tis a pain that...the greatest pain It is to love and love in vain. COWLEY: Anacrem. Thou know'st a face in whose each look Beauty lays ope love's fortune-book ; On whose...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

1896 - 1178 pages
...The heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me. g. CONGREVE — Way of the World. Act III. Sc. 3. RySyT (1 Is to love, but love in vain. r. ABRAHAM COWLEY — Anacreontiquei. VII. Gold. Our love is principle,...
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