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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
 
When Love Is Kind
By Thomas Moore
 
WHEN Love is kind,
  Cheerful and free,
Love’s sure to find
  Welcome from me.
 
But when Love brings        5
  Heartache or pang,
Tears, and such things—
  Love may go hang!
 
If love can sigh
  For one alone,        10
Well pleased am I
  To be that one.
 
But should I see
  Love given to rove
To two or three,        15
  Then—good-bye, Love!
 
Love must, in short,
  Keep fond and true,
Through good report,
  And evil too.        20
 
Else, here I swear,
  Young Love may go,
For aught I care—
  To Jericho.
 
 
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