"In vain 'gainst Love, in vain I strove"
di John Bancroft (-1696)

In vain 'gainst Love, in vain I strove,
Reason nor Honour could its force remove;
Tho' Honour fresh objections brought,
and each had wondrous Sense I thought;
yet Love more strong, tho' not so wise,
belyes my Tongue in my fond Eyes;
One answers faintly no, but yes,
oh yes, the last much louder cryes.