Archived Love Poems


A Devout Lover by Thomas Randolph

I have a mistress, for perfections rare
In every eye, but in my thought most fair.
Like tapers on the altar shine her eyes;
Her breath is the perfume of sacrifice;
And wheresoe'er my fancy would begin,
Still her perfection lets religion in.
We sit and talk, and kiss away the hours
As chastely as the morning dews kiss flowers;
I touch her, like my beads, with devout care,
And come unto my courtship as my prayer.

.....A Devout Lover by Thomas Randolph (1605-35)


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Archived Love Quote: Love withers under constraint; its very essence is liberty; it is compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear: it is there most pure, perfect and unlimited, where its votaries live in confidence, equality and reserve..... Percy Bysshe Shelley