Love is life’s end (an end, but never ending)
All joys, all sweets, all happiness awarding;
Love is life’s wealth (ne’er spent, but ever spending),
More rich by giving, taking by discarding;
Love’s life’s reward, rewarded in rewarding;
Then from thy wretched heart fond care remove;
Ah, should thou live but once love’s sweets to prove,
Thou wilt not love to live unless thou live to love.