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Love’s Philosophy
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The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the Ocean,
The winds of Heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single; 5
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?--

See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another; 10
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth 15
If thou kiss not me?

3 mix for ever 1819, Stacey manuscript;
meet together, Harvard manuscript.
7 In one spirit meet and Stacey manuscript;
In one another’s being 1819, Harvard manuscript.
11 No sister 1824, Harvard and Stacey manuscripts; No leaf or 1819.
12 disdained its 1824, Harvard and Stacey manuscripts;
disdained to kiss its 1819.
15 is all this sweet work Stacey manuscript;
were these examples Harvard manuscript;
are all these kissings 1819, 1824.