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"To _______," by Percy Bysshe Shelley
12016-09-11T10:42:46-07:00Ashley Reed66ce448f5d6a0fc1fc8fde527c8a598d09312b9f105932Lucas's handwritten transcription of "To _____"plain2016-12-06T11:38:26-08:00Caroline Sutphinc1a05e37615870c41ff36521ee521fa3f274c424
One word is too often profaned For me to profane it, One feeling too falsely disdained For thee to disdain it. One hope is too like despair For prudence to smother, And pity from thee more dear Than that from another.
I can give not what men call love; But will thou accept not the worship the heart lifts above, And the Heaven's reject not: The desire of the moth for the star; Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow.