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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
“If She Be Made of White and Red”
Herbert P. Horne (b. 1864)
IF she be made of white and red,
As all transcendent beauty shows;
If heaven be blue above her head,
And earth be golden, as she goes:
Nay, then thy deftest words restrain;        5
Tell not that beauty, it is vain.
If she be filled with love and scorn,
As all divinest natures are;
If ’twixt her lips such words are born,
As can but Heaven or Hell confer:        10
Bid Love be still, nor ever speak,
Lest he his own rejection seek.


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