Five soldiers fixed by Mathew Brady’s eye . . .
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I have two daughters.
They are all I ever wanted from the earth. . . .
Love in Fantastic Triumph sat,
Whilst Bleeding Hearts around him flowed,
For whom Fresh pains he did Create, . . .
Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew backLove bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back compare Song of Solomon 5:6. "I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had with drawen himself" (Authorized Version, 1611). "Bade" is past tense of "bid," and in Herbert's time was pronounced like "bad."
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Love lives beyond
The tomb, the earth, which fades like dew—
I love the fond, . . .
Once I wasn’t always so plain.
I was strewn feathers on a cross
of dune, an expanse of ocean . . .
The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever . . .
My own dear love, he is strong and bold
And he cares not what comes after.
His words ring sweet as a chime of gold, . . .
If yet I have not all thy love,
Dear, I shall never have it all;
I cannot breathe one other sigh, to move, . . .
I went to the dances at Chandlerville,
And played snap-out at Winchester.
One time we changed partners, . . .