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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
Dare Quam Accipere
By Mathilde Blind (1841–1896)
AH! yesterday was dark and drear,
  My heart was deadly sore;
Without thy love it seem’d, my Dear,
  That I could live no more.
And yet I laugh and sing to-day;        5
  Care or care not for me,
Thou canst not take the love away
  Wherewith I worship thee.
And if to-morrow, Dear, I live,
  My heart I shall not break:        10
For still I hold it that to give
  Is sweeter than to take.

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