The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare:|
And these mine eyes, true leaders to their queen,
But for thy piteous lips no more had seen. 504
'Long may they kiss each other for this cure!
O! never let their crimson liveries wear;
And as they last, their verdure still endure,
To drive infection from the dangerous year: 508
That the star-gazers, having writ on death,
May say, the plague is banish'd by thy breath.
'Pure lips, sweet seals in my soft lips imprinted,
What bargains may I make, still to be sealing? 512
To sell myself I can be well contented,