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First Line: Silently she's combing
Last Line: And many a negligence.
Subject(s): Love; Hair


Silently she's combing,

Combing her long hair

Silently and graciously,

With many a pretty air.



The sun is in the willow leaves

And on the dappled grass,

And still she's combing her long hair

Before the looking-glass.





I pray you, cease to comb out,

Comb out your long hair,

For I have heard of witchery

Under a pretty air,





That makes as one thing to the lover

Staying and going hence,

All fair, with many a pretty air

And many a negligence.






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