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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908). A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895. 1895.

William Caldwell Roscoe 1823–59

To La Sansœur

I KNOW not how to call you light,

Since I myself was lighter;

Nor can you blame my changing plight

Who were the first inviter.

I know not which began to range

Since we were never constant;

And each when each began to change

Was found a weak remonstrant.

But this I know, the God of Love

Both shake his hand against us,

And scorning says we ne’er did prove

True passion—but pretences.