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First Line: Edith! I brought thee late a humble gift
Last Line: Robert southey.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love - Marital; Maturity; Poetry & Poets; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


EDITH! I brought thee late a humble gift,
The songs of earlier youth; it was a wreath
With many an unripe blossom garlanded
And many a weed, yet mingled with some flowers
That will not wither. Now, my love, I bring
A worthier offering; thou wilt value it,
For well thou knowest it is a work that sooth'd
Times of hard care and strange inquietude,
With most sweet solace: and though to mine ear
There is no music in the hollowness
Of common praise, yet I am well content
To think that I have past in such employ
The green and vigorous season of my mind,
And hope that there are those in whom the song
Has woke some not unprofitable thoughts.
ROBERT SOUTHEY.





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