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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
Walter Savage Landor. 1775–1864
564. Mother, I cannot mind my Wheel
MOTHER, I cannot mind my wheel; 
  My fingers ache, my lips are dry: 
O, if you felt the pain I feel! 
  But O, who ever felt as I? 
No longer could I doubt him true—         5
  All other men may use deceit; 
He always said my eyes were blue, 
  And often swore my lips were sweet. 
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