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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882).  Complete Poetical Works.  1893.
 
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From the German.
The Sea hath its Pearls
 
By Heinrich Heine

THE SEA hath its pearls,
  The heaven hath its stars;
But my heart, my heart,
  My heart hath its love.
 
Great are the sea and the heaven,        5
  Yet greater is my heart;
And fairer than pearls and stars
  Flashes and beams my love.
 
Thou little, youthful maiden,
  Come unto my great heart;        10
My heart, and the sea, and the heaven
  Are melting away with love!
 
 
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