by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 - 1930)

When first we met, we did not guess
Language: English 
When first we met, we did not guess
    That Love would prove so hard a master;
Of more than common friendliness
When first we met we did not guess.
Who could foretell the sore distress,
    This irretrievable disaster,
When first we met? -- We did not guess
    That Love would prove so hard a master.

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