Love had a fever—ne’er could close
His little eyes till day was breaking;
And wild and strange enough, Heaven knows,
The things he raved about while waking.
To let him pine so were a sin;—
One to whom all the world’s a debtor—
So Doctor Hymen was called in,
And Love that night slept rather better.
Next day the case gave further hope yet,
Tho’ still some ugly fever latent;—
"Dose, as before"—a gentle opiate.
For which old Hymen has a patent.
After a month of daily call,
So fast the dose went on restoring,
That Love, who first ne’er slept at all,
Now took, the rogue! to downright snoring.