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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
Song by the Subconscious Self

Andrew Lang (1844–1912)
 
I KNOW 1 not what my secret is,
  I know but it is mine,
I know to dwell with it were bliss,
  To die for it divine.
I cannot yield it in a kiss,        5
  Nor breathe it in a sigh;
Enough that I have lived for this,
  For this, my love, I die.
 
Note 1. A. Lang. Song by the Subconscious Self. Rhymes made in a dream. In ‘Ban and Arrière-ban’. But I copied it from the scrap of paper on which my old friend had sent it to me, jotted down, I suppose, on the morrow of its birth. [back]
 
 
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