1 Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame
2 Is lust in action; and till action, lust
3 Is perjur'd, murd'rous, bloody, full of blame,
4 Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust,
5 Enjoy'd no sooner but despised straight,
6 Past reason hunted, and no sooner had,
7 Past reason hated, as a swallowed bait
8 On purpose laid to make the taker mad;
9 Mad in pursuit and in possession so;
10 Had, having, and in quest to have, extreme,
11 A bliss in proof, and prov'd, a very woe;
12 Before, a joy propos'd; behind, a dream.
13 All this the world well knows, yet none knows well
14 To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell.