Love can transpose to form and dignity.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind.
Nor hath love's mind of any judgment taste;
Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste:
And therefore is love said to be a child,
Because in choice he is so oft beguil'd
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play where the characters often meditate on the nature of love; while nothing they say is startingly original, Shakespeare's lyricism can be profound. Here Helena touches on...
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