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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
Sir Henry Taylor. 1800–1866
656. Elena's Song
QUOTH tongue of neither maid nor wife 
  To heart of neither wife nor maid— 
Lead we not here a jolly life 
  Betwixt the shine and shade? 
Quoth heart of neither maid nor wife         5
  To tongue of neither wife nor maid— 
Thou wagg'st, but I am worn with strife, 
  And feel like flowers that fade. 
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