by Mary Ann Evans (1819 - 1880), as George Eliot

Came a pretty maid
Language: English 
Came a pretty maid
  By the moon's pure light,
Loved me well, she said,
  Eyes with tears all bright,
    A pretty maid!

But too late she strayed,
  Moonlight pure was there;
She was [naught]1 but shade,
  Hiding the more fair,
    The heavenly maid!

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Word count: 43