by Thomas Otway (1652-1685)
I did but look and love awhile,
’Twas but for one half-hour;
Then to resist I had no will,
And now I have no power.
To sigh and wish is all my ease;
Sighs which do not heat impart
Enough to melt the coldest ice,
Yet cannot warm your heart.
O would your pity give my heart
One corner of your breast,
’Twould learn of yours the winning art,
And quickly steal the rest.