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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
New Love, New Life
By Amy Levy (1861–1889)
SHE, who so long has lain
  Stone-stiff with folded wings,
Within my heart again
  The brown bird wakes and sings.
Brown nightingale, whose strain        5
  Is heard by day, by night,
She sings of joy and pain,
  Of sorrow and delight.
’Tis true,—in other days
  Have I unbarr’d the door;        10
He knows the walks and ways—
  Love has been here before.
Love blest and love accurst
  Was here in days long past;
This time is not the first,        15
  But this time is the last.

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