’Tis said, woman loves not her lover
So much as she loves his love of her;
Then loves she her lover
For love of her lover,
Or love of her love of her lover?
Carolyn Wells (editor), Folly for the Wise, Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1904, p. 163
Notes by Andrew Guild:
This limerick was possibly written by William McGonagall (to be confirmed).