In Divers Tones

by Charles G.D. Roberts

Edited by Tracy Ware


 

A SONG OF DEPENDENCE


 

Love, what were fame,
   And thou not in it,
That I should hold it worth
   Much toil to win it?

What were success

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   Didst thou not share it?
As Spring can spare the snows
   I well could spare it!

Love, what were love
   But of thy giving

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That it should much prevail
   To sweeten living?

Nay, what were life,
   Save thou inspire it,
That I should bid my soul

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   Greatly desire it?