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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
A Valentine
By Matilda Betham-Edwards (1836–1919)
 
WHAT shall I send my love to-day,
  When all the woods attune to love,
  And I would show the lark and dove
That I can love as well as they?…
 
I’ll send a kiss, for that would be        5
  The quickest sent, the lightest borne;
  And well I know to-morrow morn
She’ll send it back again to me.
 
Go, happy winds! ah, do not stay
  Enamour’d of my lady’s cheek,        10
  But hasten home, and I’ll bespeak
Your services another day!
 
 
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