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Quotation by John Donne
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Love must not be, but take a body too,
And therefore what thou wert, and who,
I bid Love aske, and now
That it assume thy body, I allow,
And fixe it selfe in thy lip, eye, and brow.
John Donne (1572–1631), British poet. Air and Angels (l. 10–14). . .
The Complete English Poems [John Donne]. A. J. Smith, ed. (1971) Penguin Books.
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