Samuel Daniel (1562-1619)|
from Hymen's Triumph
The Song of the First Chorus
Love is a sickness full of woes,
The above poem appears at the end of Act I of Hymen's Triumph. The play was written for the wedding of the Lord Roxborough, and was first published in 1615. The version above is a modernization of the 1623 edition printed by Nicholas Okes for Simon Waterson in London. A reprint of this text can be found in:
The text has been modernized in spelling only. The extra "e" has been removed from sicknesse, growes, minde, and kinde. All of the "j" were originally "i" and were changed as well. Finally, dyes has been corrected to dies.
Another modernization can be found in: