sonnets from portuguese quotes

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First time he kissed me, he but only kiss'd
The fingers of this hand wherewith I write;
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
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I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,--I love thee with the breath,
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I saw, in gradual vision through my tears,
The sweet, sad years, the melancholy years, . . .
'Guess now who holds thee?'--'Death,' I said. But,
there,
The silver answer rang, . . . 'Not Death, but Love.'
If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say
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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
When our two souls stand up erect and strong,
Face to face, silent, drawing nigh and nigher,
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I swims in the Tagus all across at once, and I rides on an ass or a mule, and swears Portuguese, and have got a diarrhoea and bite ...
No far-fetched sigh shall ever wound my breast,
Love from mine eye a tear shall never wring,
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