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Love me little, love me long love of great intensity is unlikely to last; proverbial saying, early 16th century.

love me, love my dog proverbial saying, early 16th century; St Bernard in a sermon says ‘qui me amat, amat et canem meum [who loves me, also loves my dog].’

one cannot love and be wise proverbial saying, early 16th century; the statement ‘to love and be wise is scarcely allowed to God’ is found in Latin in the writings of the 1st-century Roman writer Publilius Syrus.

See also love 1.

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