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Poet's Corner: I attempt from love's sickness to fly

I attempt from love's sickness to fly
(From The Indian Queen, Act III)

I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain,
Since I am myself my own fever and pain.
No more now, fond heart, with pride no more swell;
Thou canst not raise forces enough to rebel.
I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain,
Since I am myself my own fever and pain.
For love has more power and less mercy than fate,
To make us seek ruin and of those that hate.
I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain,
Since I am myself my own fever and pain.

John Dryden (August 19, 1631 – 1700) and Robert Howard (1626 – 1698)

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