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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
We Must Not Part As Others Do
Anonymous
 
WE 1 must not part, as others do,
With sighs and tears, as we were two,
Though with these outward forms, we part;
We keep each other in our heart.
What search hath found a being, where        5
I am not, if that thou be there?
 
True love hath wings, and can as soon
Survey the world, as sun and moon;
And everywhere our triumphs keep
Over absence, which makes others weep:        10
By which alone a power is given
To live on earth, as they in heaven.
 
Note 1. From the Egerton MS., 2013, printed by Dr. Arber in his English Garner, vol. III. p. 396. [back]
 
 
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