Poem Hunter
Who Ever Loved That Loved Not At First Sight?
(26 February 1564 - 30 May 1593 / Canterbury, England)

Who Ever Loved That Loved Not At First Sight?

Poem By Christopher Marlowe

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;

And one especially do we affect
Of two gold ingots, like in each respect:
The reason no man knows; let it suffice
What we behold is censured by our eyes.
Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?

User Rating: 3,5 / 5 ( 159 votes ) 27

Comments (27)

That big debate about Marlowe writings and Shakespeare. That one will never be resolved.
How to understand the sentence that We wish one should love, the other win? Dose it mean their must be a winner between the couples?
I like it a lot, very interesting. Also, Christopher Marlowe and Shakespeare are the same person. Trust me
Written centuries ago,but it still pierces the contemporary society.