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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
The Test
By Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
 
I HELD her hand, the pledge of bliss,
  Her hand that trembled and withdrew;
She bent her head before my kiss …
  My heart was sure that hers was true.
 
Now I have told her I must part,        5
  She shakes my hand, she bids adieu,
Nor shuns the kiss. Alas, my heart!
  Hers never was the heart for you.
 
 
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