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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
277. Song
 
By Frances Sargent Osgood
 
 
YOUR heart is a music-box, dearest!
  With exquisite tunes at command,
Of melody sweetest and clearest,
  If tried by a delicate hand;
But its workmanship, love, is so fine,        5
  At a single rude touch it would break;
Then, oh! be the magic key mine,
  Its fairy-like whispers to wake.
And there ’s one little tune it can play,
  That I fancy all others above,—        10
You learned it of Cupid one day,—
  It begins with and ends with “I love!” “I love!”
  My heart echoes to it “I love!”
 

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