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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
Love’s Philosophy
By Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
THE FOUNTAINS mingle with the River
  And the Rivers with the Ocean,
The winds of Heaven mix for ever
  With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;        5
  All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
  Why not I with thine?—
See the mountains kiss high Heaven
  And the waves clasp one another;        10
No sister-flower would be forgiven
  If it disdained its brother,
And the sunlight clasps the earth
  And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What are all these kissings worth        15
  If thou kiss not me?

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