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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
 
So Sweet Love Seemed
 
Robert Seymour Bridges (1844–1930)
 
 
SO sweet love seem’d that April morn,
When first we kiss’d beside the thorn,
So strangely sweet, it was not strange
We thought that love could never change.
 
But I can tell—let truth be told—        5
That love will change in growing old;
Though day by day is nought to see,
So delicate his motions be.
 
And in the end ’t will come to pass
Quite to forget what once he was,        10
Nor even in fancy to recall
The pleasure that was all in all.
 
His little spring, that sweet we found,
So deep in summer floods is drown’d,
I wonder, bath’d in joy complete,        15
How love so young could be so sweet.
 

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