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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Hartley Coleridge. 1796–1849
  
644. Song
  
SHE is not fair to outward view 
As many maidens be, 
Her loveliness I never knew 
  Until she smiled on me; 
O, then I saw her eye was bright,         5
A well of love, a spring of light! 
 
But now her looks are coy and cold, 
To mine they ne'er reply, 
And yet I cease not to behold 
  The love-light in her eye:  10
Her very frowns are fairer far 
Than smiles of other maidens are. 
 
 
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