Quotation by John Donne

And yet no greater, but more eminent,
Love by the spring is grown;
As, in the firmament,
Stars by the sun are not enlarged, but shown,
Gentle love deeds, as blossoms on a bough,
From love's awakened root do bud out now.
John Donne (1572–1631), British poet. Love's Growth (l. 15–20). . .

The Complete English Poems [John Donne]. A. J. Smith, ed. (1971) Penguin Books.
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