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When I was One-and-Twenty
When I was One-and-Twenty
by A.E. Housman

When I was One-and-Twenty Love Quotes Page 2

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The heart out of the bosom
Was never given in vain;
'Tis paid with sighs a plenty
And sold for endless rue (11-14)

And you thought that line 12 was enough of a downer? Oh, no. Friends, there is all sorts of suffering yet to come. Sighs! Rue! Notice how the quantities of each of these commodities are a bit fuzzy? How do you put a price tag on "plenty" of something? Or "endless" things? Pretty tricky, huh? We thought so, too.

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