Leander quotes - 10 of
Amorous Leander, beautifull and yoong,
(Whose tragedie divine Musaeus soong) Dwelt at Abidus,
A better swimmer you could scarce see ever,
He could, perhaps, have pass'd the Hellespont, ...
Leander, who was nightly wont
(What maid will not the tale remember?) To cross thy stream, broad Hellespont!
If there were, oh! an Hellespont of cream
Between us, milk-white mistress, I would swim ...
The straight Hellespont between
The Sestos and Abydos of her breasts.
Jewels being lost are found againe, this never,
T'is lost but once, and once lost, lost for ever.
At Sestos, Hero dwelt; Hero the faire,
Whom young Apollo, courted for her haire, ...
On Hellespont guiltie of True-loves blood,
In view and opposit two citties stood, ...
Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?
It lies not in our power to love, or hate,
For will in us is over-rul'd by fate.
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