'Witness this primrose bank whereon I lie; These forceless flowers like sturdy trees support me; Two strengthless doves will draw me through the sky, From morn till night, even where I list to sport me: Is love so light, sweet boy, and may it be That thou shouldst think it heavy unto thee?
Primrose — I can’t live without you
Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare
'Thrice-fairer than myself,' thus she began, 'The field's chief flower, sweet above compare, Stain to all nymphs, more lovely than a man, 10 More white and red than doves or roses are; Nature that made thee, with herself at strife, Saith that the world hath ending with thy life.
“ Their silent war of lilies and of roses ,Which Tarquin view'd in her fair face's field,In their pure ranks his traitor eye encloses;Where, lest between them both it should be kill'd,The coward captive vanquished doth yieldTo those two armies that would let him go,Rather than triumph in so false a foe.”
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