"More than my brothers are to me,"— Let this not vex thee, noble heart! I know thee of what force thou artTo hold the costliest love in fee.
But thou and I are one in kind, As moulded like in Nature's mint; And hill and wood and field did printThe same sweet forms in either mind.
For us the same cold streamlet curl'd Thro' all his eddying coves, the same All winds that roam the twilight cameIn whispers of the beauteous world.
At one dear knee we proffer'd vows, One lesson from one book we learn'd, Ere childhood's flaxen ringlet turn'dTo black and brown on kindred brows.
And so my wealth resembles thine, But he was rich where I was poor, And he supplied my want the moreAs his unlikeness fitted mine.