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Hither, hither, love -

<poem> Hither, hither, love-

   'Tis a shady mead-

Hither, hither, love,

   Let us feed and feed!

Hither, hither, sweet -

   'Tis a cowslip bed-

Hither, hither, sweet!

   'Tis with dew bedspread!

Hither, hither, dear -

   By the breath of life -

Hither, hither, dear!

   Be the summer's wife!

Though one moment's pleasure

   In one moment flies,

Though the passion's treasure

   In one moment dies;

Yet it has not passed -

   Think how near, how near! -

And while it doth last,

   Think how dear, how dear!

Hither, hither, hither

   Love this boon has sent -

If i die and wither

   I shall die content.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.