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First Line: The happy bells shall ring
Last Line: Marguerite.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

THE happy bells shall ring,
The summer birds shall sing,
Marguerite --
You smile, but you shall wear
Orange-blossoms in your hair,

Ah me! the bells have rung,
The summer birds have sung,
Marguerite --
But cypress leaf and rue
Make a sorry wreath for you,

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