by: Thomas Otway (1652-1685)

      DID but look and love awhile,
      'Twas but for one half-hour;
      Then to resist I had no will,
      And now I have no power.
      To sigh and wish is all my ease;
      Sighs which do not heat impart
      Enough to melt the coldest ice,
      Yet cannot warm your heart.
      O would your pity give my heart
      One corner of your breast,
      'Twould learn of yours the winning art,
      And quickly steal the rest.


  • Thomas Otway - A biography of the Restoration dramatist.
  • Restoration Drama - An overview of Restoration theatre; includes information on the appearance of women on the English stage, the persistance of Elizabethan plays, parody of heroic drama, the nature of Restoration comedy, women playwrights, and Collier's attack on the stage.
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