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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1520. A Sonnet
 
By Amélie Troubetzkoy
 
 
TAKE all of me,—I am thine own, heart, soul,
Brain, body,—all; all that I am or dream
Is thine forever; yea, though space should teem
With thy conditions, I ’d fulfil the whole—
Were to fulfil them to be loved of thee.        5
Oh, love me!—were to love me but a way
To kill me—love me; so to die would be
To live forever. Let me hear thee say
Once only, “Dear, I love thee,”’—then all life
Would be one sweet remembrance, thou its king:        10
Nay, thou art that already, and the strife
Of twenty worlds could not uncrown the Bring,
O Time! my monarch to possess his throne
Which is my heart and for himself alone.
 

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