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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Bride Song
By Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)
 
WHO is this that cometh up not alone
  From the fiery-flying-serpent wilderness,
Leaning upon her own Beloved One:
  Who is this?
 
  Lo, the King of kings’ daughter, a high princess,        5
Going home as bride to her Husband’s Throne,
  Virgin queen in perfected loveliness.
 
Her eyes a dove’s eyes and her voice a dove’s moan,
  She shows like a full moon for heavenliness:
Eager saints and angels ask in Heaven’s zone,        10
  Who is this?
 
 
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