When thou didst give thy love to me
When thou didst give thy love to me,
Asking no more of gods or men
I vow'd I would contented be,
If Fate should grant us summers ten.
But now that twice the term is sped,
And ever young my heart and gay,
I fear the words that then I said,
And turn my face from Fate away.
To bid thee happily good-bye
I have no hope that I can see,
No way that I shall bravely die,
Unless I give my life for thee.
About the headline (FAQ)
First published in Saturday Review, January 1903
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
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