Love that has nothing but beauty to keep it in good health is short-lived, and apt to have ague fits.

Desiderius Erasmus (1465-1536) Dutch humanist philosopher and scholar

Quoted without citation in numerous 19th Century works, including John Timbs, Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors (1829).
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