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First Line: A year ago you gave yourself to god
Last Line: Who knows? Next year may add a third, the devil.
Subject(s): Convents; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


A YEAR ago you gave yourself to God.
It was a noble gift and nobly given;
And we, who watched you as you fearless trod,
Like one inspired, your pilgrimage to Heaven,
Rejoiced, poor sinners, there was still this leaven,
For a bad world, this bud on Aaron's rod,
This virgin still at watch with the wise seven,
And, envying you, we almost envied God.
—A year ago! Another service now
Moves your delight, another noble whim,
Another bridegroom and another vow.
Again we envy you and envy him.
First God's, then Man's! Your love all ranks would level.
Who knows? Next year may add a third, the Devil.





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