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[64] And still the loves and joys of old
     Do evermore uprise;
I see the flow of locks of gold,
     The shine of loving eyes!

Ah me! upon another's breast
     Those golden locks recline;
I see upon another rest
     The glance that once was mine.

‘O faithless priest! O perjured knight!’
     I hear the Master cry;
“Shut out the vision from thy sight,
     Let Earth and Nature die.

The Church of God is now thy spouse,
     And thou the bridegroom art;
Then let the burden of thy vows
     Crush down thy human heart! “

In vain! This heart its grief must know,
     Till life itself hath ceased,
And falls beneath the self-same blow
     The lover and the priest!

O pitying Mother! souls of light,
     And saints and martyrs old!
Pray for a weak and sinful knight,
     A suffering man uphold.

Then let the Paynim work his will,
     And death unbind my chain,

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