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

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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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