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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Pleasure! Why Thus Desert the Heart
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
PLEASURE! why thus desert the heart
    In its spring-tide?
I could have seen her, I could part,
    And but have sigh’d!
 
O’er every youthful charm to stray,        5
    To gaze, to touch …
Pleasure! why take so much away,
    Or give so much!
 
 
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