By Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

Dear Heart, between us can be no farewell.
We have so long to live, so much to endure,
What ills despair might work us who can tell,
Had we not help in that one trust secure!
Time cannot sever, nor space keep long apart,
Those whom Love’s sleepless yearning would draw near.
Fate bends unto the indomitable heart
And firm-fixt will.—What room have we for fear!

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