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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 1806–1861
  
684. Sonnets from the Portuguese
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GO from me. Yet I feel that I shall stand 
  Henceforward in thy shadow. Nevermore 
  Alone upon the threshold of my door 
Of individual life I shall command 
The uses of my soul, nor lift my hand         5
  Serenely in the sunshine as before, 
  Without the sense of that which I forbore— 
Thy touch upon the palm. The widest land 
Doom takes to part us, leaves thy heart in mine 
  With pulses that beat double. What I do  10
And what I dream include thee, as the wine 
  Must taste of its own grapes. And when I sue 
God for myself, He hears that name of thine, 
  And sees within my eyes the tears of two. 
 
 
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