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Extracts from The Giaour

Yes, Love indeed is light from heaven
A spark of that immortal fire
With angels shar'd - by Alla given,
To lift from earth our low desire.
Devotion wafts the mind above,
But Heaven itself descends in love -
A feeling from the Godhead caught,
To wean from self each sordid thought -
A ray of him who found the whole -
A glory circling round the soul!

But this was taught me by the dove -
To die - and know no second love.
This lesson yet hath man to learn
Taught by the thing he dares to spurn -
The bird that sings within the brake,
The swan that swims upon the lake,
One mate, and one alone, will take.

Earth holds no other like to thee,
Or if it doth in vain for me -

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