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May 5.

May 6. Mine own dear love, I see the proof

That ye be kind and true;
Of maid and wife in all my life
The best that ever I knew.

From The Nut-Brown Maid."

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Sweet grief, sad pleasure-let us dwell

Together, sharing home and bliss ;
And if a kiss can bless us -well,
Take, take it, love; my sweetest kiss.

From the Hungarian, by Sir 7. Bowring,
A manly form at her side she saw,
And joy was duty, and love was law.

7. G. Whittier.

May 9.

And o'er the hills and far away,

Beyond their utmost purple rim,
Beyond the night, across the day,
Thro' all the world she followed him.

Tennyson

(The Day-Dream) What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.

Shakespeare

(Romeo and Juliet).

May 8.

May 9. Thus let me hold thee to my heart,

And every care resign ;
And shall we never, never part,
My life-my all that's mine!

Goldsmith.

Her toilet shines with plate emboss'd
What sums her lace and linen cost !

The Barber.

May 11.

Were I of all these woods the lord,

One berry from her hand
More real pleasure would afford
Than all my large command.

Sir Charles Sedley. This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

Shakespeare. May 12.

I found in her presence a joy untold,

I found to her love' no end :
For, gentle to soothe and strong to uphold,
She was counsellor, wife, and friend.

E. Courtenay.
The "wealth of the mind” is all other above,
The richest of treasures is Conjugal Love.

R. S. Sharpe.

May 11.

May 12.

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