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THE UNSUCCESSFUL BIRD-CATCHER, by                    
First Line: The voice of the wild goose crieth
Last Line: For thy love hath seized me
Subject(s): Love


THE voice of the wild goose crieth,
For she hath taken her bait;
[But] thy love restraineth me,
I cannot loose it.

So I must gather my net together.
what then shall I say to my mother,
To whom I come daily
Laden with wild-fowl?

I have not laid my net to-day,
For thy love hath seized me.






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