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Robert Burns

Mars, Venus and Cupid, c1530, Titian

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The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns 
composed 1788 (29)

Humid seal of soft affections, 
Tend'rest pledge of future bliss, 
Dearest tie of young connections, 
Love's first snow-drop, virgin kiss. 

Speaking silence, dumb confession, 
Passion's birth, and infants' play, 
Dove-like fondness, chaste concession, 
Glowing dawn of brighter day. 

Sorrowing joy, adieu's last action, 
Ling'ring lips, - no more to join! 
What words can ever speak affection 
Thrilling and sincere as thine!

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