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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
John Cutts, Lord Cutts. 1661–1707
421. Song
ONLY tell her that I love: 
  Leave the rest to her and Fate: 
Some kind planet from above 
May perhaps her pity move: 
  Lovers on their stars must wait.—         5
Only tell her that I love! 
Why, O why should I despair! 
  Mercy 's pictured in her eye: 
If she once vouchsafe to hear, 
Welcome Hope and farewell Fear!  10
  She 's too good to let me die.— 
Why, O why should I despair? 
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