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SONNET: OF THREE GIRLS AND OF THEIR TALK, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: By a clear well, within a little field
Last Line: "a girl would be a fool to run away."
Subject(s): Love; Sonnet (As Literary Form)


BY a clear well, within a little field
Full of green grass and flowers of every hue,
Sat three young girls, relating (as I knew)
Their loves. And each had twined a bough to shield
Her lovely face; and the green leaves did yield
The golden hair their shadow; while the two
Sweet colors mingled, both blown lightly through
With a soft wind for ever stirred and still'd.
After a little while one of them said,
(I heard her,) "Think! If, ere the next hour struck,
Each of our lovers should come here to-day,
Think you that we should fly or feel afraid?"
To whom the others answered, "From such luck
A girl would be a fool to run away."





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