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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
William Butler Yeats. 1865–
 
47. An Old Song Resung
 
DOWN by the salley gardens my love and I did meet; 
She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet. 
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree; 
But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree. 
  
In a field by the river my love and I did stand,         5
And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand. 
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs; 
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears. 
 
 
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