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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
Elena’s Song
By Sir Henry Taylor (1800–1886)
QUOTH tongue of neither maid nor wife
  To heart of neither wife nor maid—
Lead we not here a jolly life
  Betwixt the shine and shade?
Quoth heart of neither maid nor wife        5
  To tongue of neither wife nor maid—
Thou wagg’st, but I am worn with strife,
  And feel like flowers that fade.

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