by Thomas Moore
She has beauty, but still you must keep your heart cool!
She has wit, but you mustn't be caught so:
Thus Reason advises, but Reason's a fool,
And 'tis not the first time I have thought so;
'Tis not the first time I have thought so.
She is lovely; then love her, nor let the bliss fly;
'Tis the charm of youth's vanishing season:
Thus Love has advised me, and who will deny
That Love reasons much better than Reason?
Love reasons much better than Reason.
Source:The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore.
Copyright undated, very old
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