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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
Love’s Likeness
By George Darley (1795–1846)
O MARK yon Rose-tree! When the West
Breathes on her with too warm a zest,
      She turns her cheek away;
Yet if one moment he refrain,
She turns her cheek to him again,        5
      And woos him still to stay!
Is she not like a maiden coy
Press’d by some amorous-breathing boy?
      Tho’ coy, she courts him too,
Winding away her slender form,        10
She will not have him woo so warm,
      And yet will have him woo!

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