Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, NAMES, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

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First Line: I asked my fair one happy day
Last Line: Only, only call me thine.'
Subject(s): Names

I ASKED my fair one happy day,
What I should call her in my lay;
By what sweet name from Rome or Greece;
Lalage, Neaera, Chloris,
Sappho, Lesbia, or Doris,
Arethusa or Lucrece.

'Ah!' replied my gentle fair,
'Beloved, what are names but air?
Choose thou whatever sults the line;
Call me Sappho, call me Chloris,
Call me Lalage or Doris,
Only, only call me Thine.'

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