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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
William Blake. 1757–1827
492. Love's Secret
NEVER seek to tell thy love, 
  Love that never told can be; 
For the gentle wind doth move 
  Silently, invisibly. 
I told my love, I told my love,         5
  I told her all my heart, 
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears. 
  Ah! she did depart! 
Soon after she was gone from me, 
  A traveller came by,  10
Silently, invisibly: 
  He took her with a sigh. 

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