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Love was as subtly caught, as a disease; But being got it is a treasure sweet, which to defend is harder than to get: And ought not be profaned on either part, for though 'Tis got by chance, 'Tis kept by art.
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John Donne

English clergyman and metaphysical poet celebrated as a preacher (1572-1631)

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