Song. Mediocrity in love rejected.






GIVE me more love or more disdain ;
  The torrid or the frozen zone
Bring equal ease unto my pain,
  The temperate affords me none :
Either extreme of love or hate,
Is sweeter than a calm estate.

Give me a storm ; if it be love,
  Like DanaĆ« in that golden shower,
I swim in pleasure ; if it prove
  Disdain, that torrent will devour
My vulture-hopes ; and he's possess'd
Of heaven, that's but from hell released.
  Then crown my joys or cure my pain :
  Give me more love or more disdain.

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