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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
When Love Meets Love
By Thomas Edward Brown (1830–1897)
WHEN love meets love, breast urged to breast,
God interposes,
An unacknowledged guest,
And leaves a little child among our roses.
We love, God makes: in our sweet mirth        5
God spies occasion for a birth.
Then is it His, or is it ours?
I know not—He is fond of flowers.

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