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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.

Sir Walter Raleigh. 1552–1618

75. The Silent Lover i

PASSIONS are liken’d best to floods and streams: 
The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb; 
So, when affection yields discourse, it seems 
  The bottom is but shallow whence they come. 
They that are rich in words, in words discover         5
That they are poor in that which makes a lover.