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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
XXX. Sweet Sorrow
‘O Sorrow, wilt thou live with me’
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
From ‘In Memoriam’

O SORROW, wilt thou live with me
    No casual mistress, but a wife,
    My bosom-friend and half of life;
As I confess it needs must be;
O Sorrow, wilt thou rule my blood,        5
    Be sometimes lovely like a bride,
    And put thy harsher moods aside,
If thou wilt have me wise and good….

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