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NOW LIFT ME CLOSE.

NOW lift me close to your face till I whisper,
What you are holding is in reality no book, nor part
of a book;
It is a man, flush'd and full-blooded—it is I—So long!
—We must separate awhile—Here! take from my lips
this kiss;
Whoever you are, I give it especially to you;
So long!—And I hope we shall meet again.

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