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Ballad: It Was Not In The Winter
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It was not in the Winter
Our loving lot was cast;
It was the Time of Roses,–
We plucked them as we passed!

That churlish season never frown’d
On early lovers yet:–
Oh, no–the world was newly crown’d
With flowers when first we met!

‘Twas twilight, and I bade you go,
But still you held me fast;
It was the Time of Roses,–
We pluck’d them as we pass’d.–

What else could peer thy glowing cheek,
That tears began to stud?
And when I ask’d the like of Love,
You snatched a damask bud;

And oped it to the dainty core,
Still glowing to the last.–
It was the Time of Roses,–
We plucked them as we pass’d!