O lovely rose
O lovely rose,
No flower that grows,
Is half so fair as thou, as thou,
Thy beauty rare beyond compare,
Makes me in homage bow.
O cruel rose,
Thou dost disclose,
A loveliness divine,
But had I seen,
Thy thorns, I ween,
I'd all thy love decline.
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