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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
Meet We No Angels, Pansie?
By Thomas Ashe (1836–1889)
CAME, on a Sabbath noon, my sweet,
  In white, to find her lover;
The grass grew proud beneath her feet,
  The green elm-leaves above her:—
    Meet we no angels, Pansie?        5
She said, ‘We meet no angels now’;
  And soft lights stream’d upon her;
And with white hand she touch’d a bough;
  She did it that great honour:—
    What! meet no angels, Pansie?        10
O sweet brown hat, brown hair, brown eyes,
  Down-dropp’d brown eyes, so tender!
Then what said I?—gallant replies
  Seem flattery, and offend her:—
    But—meet no angels, Pansie?        15

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