An Argument
To Any Phillis or Chloe
Thomas Moore (1779-1852)

I've oft been told by learned friars,
    That wishing and the crime are one,
And Heaven punishes desires
    As much as if the deed were done.

If wishing damns us, you and I
    Are damned to all our heart's content;
Come, then, at least we may enjoy
    Some pleasure for our punishment!

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.