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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. VI–VIII: Literature of the Republic, Part III., 1835–1860
 
Song: ‘Your heart is a music-box’
By Frances Sargent Osgood (1811–1850)
 
[From Poems. Illustrated Edition. 1850.]

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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