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?
Running on from my last post, I remember that Marlowe's "who ever loved, that loved not at first sight" is quoted by George Clooney to Catherine Zeta Jones (a Welsh born icon) as they spar in Intolerable Cruelty.
Strange how the mind meanders.