Most wicked words! forbear to speak them out.
Utter them not again; blaspheme no more
Against our love with maxims learned from Doubt:
Lest Death should get his foot inside the door.
We are surrounded by a hundred foes;
And he that at your bidding joins our feast,
I stake my heart upon it, is one of those,
Not in their councils does he sit the least.
Hark not his whisper: he is Time's ally,
Kinsman to death, and leman of Despair:
Believe that I shall love you till I die;
Believe, and thrust him forth; and arm the stair;
And top the walls with spikes and splintered glass
That he pass gutted should again he pass.