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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
Two Songs from the Sanskrit
I. Apprehension
By Douglas Ainslie (b. 1838)
BEFORE that my loved one
  Has come within sight,
Run quickly and tell him:
  ‘She ’s angry to-night,
Your darling’—run quickly,        5
  For ah! if I see
That ill-behaved dear one,
  I know how ’twill be:
My face will grow smiling,
  Though struggling with tears—        10
He is so beguiling,
  That dearest of dears.

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