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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
A Poem of Privacy
Mediæval Latin Student’s Songs
(From Wine, Women and Song. Translated by John Addington Symonds)

WHEN a young man, passion-laden,
In a chamber meets a maiden,
    Then felicitous communion,
By love’s strain between the twain,
    Grows from forth their union;        5
For the game, it hath no name,
Of lips, arms, and hidden charms.

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