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First Line: Come in my dreams, beloved! Though thou seem
Last Line: When thou and I are equal, being one.
Subject(s): Heloise (1098-1164); Marriage; Eloise; Eloisa; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

COME in my dreams, beloved! though thou seem
Less kind, less noble, than by truthful day;
Even in sleep my heart has strength to say --
"His love is changeless -- this is but a dream:"
Yet rather come at sunrise, with the beam
Of thought renewed; and still, when eve is grey,
Inspire me, as I tread my lonely way,
With thine own dauntless will and hope supreme.

Ah, let me die, ere meaner moods have power
To dim these glories that within me shine!
Give me black night or this unclouded sun,
Swift death or life immortal, in that hour
When all my soul is filled and fired with thine,
When thou and I are equal, being one.

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