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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
The Kiss
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
THE MAID I love ne’er thought of me
Amid the scenes of gaiety;
But when her heart or mine sank low,
Ah then it was no longer so.
From the slant palm she rais’d her head,        5
And kist the cheek whence youth had fled.
Angels! some future day for this,
Give her as sweet and pure a kiss.

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