Verse > Anthologies > Francis T. Palgrave, ed. > The Golden Treasury
Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
H. Coleridge
CLXXV. "She is not fair to outward view"
SHE is not fair to outward view, 
  As many maidens be; 
Her loveliness I never knew 
  Until she smiled on me. 
Oh, 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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