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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
Punctilio
By Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861–1907)
 
O LET me be in loving nice,
Dainty, fine, and o’er precise,
That I may charm my charmèd dear
As tho’ I felt a secret fear
To lose what never can be lost,—        5
Her faith who still delights me most!
So shall I be more than true,
Ever in my ageing new.
So dull habit shall not be
Wrongly call’d Fidelity.        10
 
 
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