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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. IV. The Nineteenth Century: Wordsworth to Rossetti
Love’s Lovers
By Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)
SOME ladies love the jewels in Love’s zone
  And gold-tipped darts he hath for painless play
  In idle scornful hours he flings away;
And some that listen to his Lute’s soft tone
Do love to vaunt the silver praise their own;        5
  Some prize his blindfold sight; and there be they
  Who kissed his wings which brought him yesterday
And thank his wings to-day that he is flown.
My lady only loves the heart of Love:
  Therefore Love’s heart, my lady, hath for thee        10
  His bower of unimagined flower and tree:
There kneels he now, and all-anhungered of
Thine eyes grey-lit in shadowing hair above,
  Seals with thy mouth his immortality.

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