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Love is a smoke
by William Shakespeare
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
Being purg'd. a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes;
Being vex'd, a sea norish'd with lovers' tears;
What is it else? A madness most discreet,
A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.
Romeo and Juliet, Act I, I
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was
an English poet.