• Love loves for ever,
    And finds a sort of joy in pain,
    And gives with nought to take again,
    And loves too well to end in vain:
    Is the gain small then?
    Love laughs at "never",
    Outlives our life, exceeds the span
    Appointed to mere mortal man:
    All which love is and does and can
    Is all in all then.

    Christina Rossetti (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of Christina Rossetti (Illustrated)”, p.648, Delphi Classics