Quotation by John Dryden

Thus intranc'd they did lie,
Till Alexis did try
To recover new breath, that again he might die:
Then often they died; but the more they did so,
The nymph died more quick, and the shepherd more slow.
John Dryden (1631–1700), British poet. Marriage à la Mode. . .

Heath Introduction to Poetry, The. Joseph de Roche, ed. (3d ed., 1988) D. C. Heath and Company.
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