- Year Published: 1913
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dunbar, P.L. (1913). The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.5
- Word Count: 66
Dunbar, P. (1913). Love's Chastening. Lyrics of the Hearthside (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved September 23, 2023, from
Dunbar, Paul Laurence. "Love's Chastening." Lyrics of the Hearthside. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <>. September 23, 2023.
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Once Love grew bold and arrogant of air,
Proud of the youth that made him fresh and fair;
So unto Grief he spake, “What right hast thou
To part or parcel of this heart?” Grief’s brow
Was darkened with the storm of inward strife;
Thrice smote he Love as only he might dare,
And Love, pride purged, was chastened all his life.