Quotation by Edward Herbert

Only if loves fire with the breath
Of life be kindled, I doubt,
With our last air 'twill be breath'd out,
And quenched with the cold of death.
Edward Herbert (1583–1648), British philosopher, poet, diplomat (1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury). An Ode, upon a Question Moved, Whether Love Should Continue Forever? (L. 49–52). . .

Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, The. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press.
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