The Philosophy of Love. [A Plea in Defence of Virtue and Truth!] A Poem in Six Cantos, with Other Poems
PHILOSOPHY OF LOVE.
[A PLEA IN DEFENCE OF VIRTUE and TRUTH!]
A POEM, IN SIX CANTOS.
with other poems.
Hail, holy love! thou word that means all bliss,
Gives and receives all bliss, fullest when most
Thou givest! Spring head of all felicity,
Deepest when most is drawn; emblem of God!
O’erflowing most, when greatest numbers drink!
Essence that binds the uncreated Three,
Chain that unites creation with its Lord:
Centre to which all being gravitates;—
The sparkling cream of all Time’s blessedness,
The silken down of happiness complete!