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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.


The Parting Lovers

Translation of William Rounseville Alger

SHE says, “The cock crows—hark!”

He says, “No! still ’tis dark.”

She says, “The dawn grows bright;”

He says, “Oh no, my light.”

She says, “Stand up and say,

Gets not the heaven gray?”

He says, “The morning star

Climbs the horizon’s bar.”

She says, “Then quick depart:

Alas! you now must start;

“But give the cock a blow

Who did begin our woe!”