Love will find out the Way, pp.178-179.

[Tea-Table Miscellany Contents]

OVer the mountains, 

And over the waves, 

Over the fountains, 

And under the graves; 

Over floods that are deepest, 

Which do Neptune obey; 

Over rocks that are steepest, 

Love will find out the way. 

– 

Where there is no place 

For the glow-worm to ly; 

Where there is no space 

For receipt of a fly; 

Where the midge dares not venture, 

Left herself fast she lay: 

But if love come, he will enter, 

And soon find out his way. 

– 

You may esteem him 

A child in his force; 

Or you may deem him 

A coward, which is worse: 

But if she, whom love doth honour, 

Be conceal’d from the day, 

Set a thousand guards upon her, 

Love will find out the way. 

– 

Some think to lose him 

Which is too unkind; 

And some do suppose him, 

Poor thing, to be blind: 

But if ne’er so close ye wall him, 

Do the best that ye may, 

Blind love, if so ye call him, 

He will find out the way. 

– 

You may train the eagle 

To stoop to your fist; 

Or you may inveigle 

The phœnix of the east; 

The lioness, ye may move her 

To give o’er her prey: 

But you’ll never stop a lover, 

He will find out his way. 

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