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Robert Herrick Quotes: Oft have I heard both youths and virgins say, Birds chuse their mates and couple too this day: But by their flight I never can devine When I shall couple with my valentine.
         

Oft have I heard both youths and virgins say, Birds chuse their mates and couple too this day: But by their flight I never can devine When I shall couple with my valentine.


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What though the sea be calm? trust to the shore, Ships have been drown'd, where late they danc'd before.



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Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It's not the fight that crowns us, but the end.



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He loves his bonds who, when the first are broke, Submits his neck into a second yoke.



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