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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Georgian Verse. 1909.

To ——

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)

I FEAR thy kisses, gentle maiden,

Thou needest not fear mine;

My spirit is too deeply laden

Ever to burthen thine.

I fear thy mien, thy tones, thy motion,

Thou needest not fear mine;

Innocent is the heart’s devotion

With which I worship thine.