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1

No Thank You John

"Let's mar our pleasant days no more, song birds of passage, days of youth."
"I'd rather answer no to fifty Johns than answer yes to you."

2

A Birthday

"My heart is like a singing bird, whose nest is in a water'd shoot."
"My heart is like a rainbow shell, that paddles in a halcyon sea."

3

Maude Clare

"I'll love him till he loves me best, me best of all Maude Clare."
"Here's my half of the faded leaves we plucked from the budding bough."

4

In the Round Tower at Jhansi

"The swarming howling wretched below gained and gained and gained."
" 'I wish I could bear the pain for both.' 'I wish I could bear the pang alone.' "

5

Echo

"Thirsting longing eyes."
"Come in the speaking silence of a dream."

6

Shut Out

"A shadowless spirit kept the gate, blank and unchanging like the grave."
"So now I sit here quite alone blinded with tears."

7

From the Antique

"I wish and wish I were a man."
"Blossoms bloom as in days of old."

8

Song (when I am dead, my dearest)

"Hear the nightingale sing on as if in pain."
"Dreaming through the twilight that doth not rise or set."

9

Remember

"Better by far you should forget and smile."
"Gone far away into the silent land."

10

Good Friday

"And smite a rock."
"Am I a stone and not a sheep."

11

Winter, My Secret

"You want to hear it? Well:"
"Come bounding and surrounding me."

12

Soeur Louise de la Misericorde

"Oh vanity of vanities, desire!"
"Drop by drop of fire"

13

Twice

"O my love, O my love."
"As you set it down broke - broke, but I did not wince."

14

Goblin Market

"Their offers should not charm us, their evil gifts would harm us,"
"Her tree of life drooped from the root,"
"For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; to cheer one on the tedious way,"

15

Up-hill

"Does the road wind up-hill all the way?"
"Then must I know, or call when just in sight?"