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Love In The Guise Of Friendship


Your friendship much can make me blest, O why that bliss destroy! Why urge the only, one request You know I will deny! Your thought, if Love must harbour there, Conceal it in that thought; Nor cause me from my bosom tear The very friend I sought.

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Phyllis Logan

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This is a poem by Robert Burns. It was written in 1788 and is read here by Phyllis Logan.

Themes for this poem

love regret

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