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First Line: For freedom's sake, farewell. I would not fret you
Last Line: "one kiss? -- our last. Goodbye, -- ""for freedom's sake."
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love - Loss Of; Liberty


FOR freedom's sake, farewell. I would not fret you
With a dim sense of bonds about your heart;
Be freed of all my loving; let us part;
Let nothing chain your conscience, nor beset you.
A little while, may be, I must regret you;
A little while -- a little tender while
Perchance the tears will well up when I smile
In whispering your name, ere I forget you.
But we have chosen freedom; so I make
Here, -- as we part for weeks, for years, for life, --
My promise: I will whet my will's keen knife
And one by one all memory's fetters break.
Ah! go. Forget, forgive love's lingering strife!
One kiss? -- our last. Goodbye, -- "for freedom's sake."








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