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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
567. She is Not Fair
 
Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849)
 
 
SHE is not fair to outward view
  As many maidens be;
Her loveliness I never knew
  Until she smiled on me.
O then I saw her eye was bright,        5
A well of love, a spring of light.
 
But now her looks are coy and cold,
  To mine they ne’er reply,
And yet I cease not to behold
  The love-light in her eye:        10
Her very frowns are fairer far
Than smiles of other maidens are.
 

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