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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Robert Herrick. 1591–1674
  
250. To Electra
  
I DARE not ask a kiss, 
  I dare not beg a smile, 
Lest having that, or this, 
  I might grow proud the while. 
 
No, no, the utmost share         5
  Of my desire shall be 
Only to kiss that air 
  That lately kissèd thee. 
 
 
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