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
- by Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 - 1930), "Vivamus", appears in Poetical Works of Robert Bridges [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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