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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Songs and Their Settings
Song: Take, Oh! Take
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 

TAKE, oh! take those lips away,
  That so sweetly were forsworn;
And those eyes, the break of day,
  Lights that do mislead the morn:
But my kisses bring again,—        5
Seals of love, but sealed in vain.
 
Hide, oh, hide those hills of snow,
  Which thy frozen bosom bears,
On whose tops the pinks that grow
  Are of those that April wears;        10
But first set my poor heart free,
Bound in icy chains by thee.
 
 
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