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SONNETS OF MANHOOD: 6. LOVE'S DESPAIR, by            
First Line: Oh infinite delight when never more
Last Line: We shall find rest from love,—and love's despair.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


Oh infinite delight when never more
The white seas shine before us on the sand,—
When at the touching of Death's calm sweet hand
Colour forsakes the hills, and light the shore!
Yes: then shall all life's weird wild pain be o'er.
Nought shall arouse us from our perfect sleep:
Not woman's touch,—nor woman's glances deep,—
Nor ripples of the stream, nor ocean's roar.

Whom woman cannot rouse is more than dead.
Death's infinite peace shall fall upon each soon:
Then in the timeless land where star nor moon
Glitters,—nor rose of white nor rose of red,—
And where no woman's figure thrills the air,
We shall find rest from love,—and love's despair.





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