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A young man's love-charm

01. From honey sprang this Plant to life; with honey now we dig
   thee up.
  Make us as sweet as honey, for from honey hast thou been pro-
2My tongue hath honey at the tip, and sweetest honey at the root: p. a31
  Thou yieldest to my wish and will, and shalt be mine and only
3My coming in is honey-sweet and honey-sweet, my going forth:
  My voice and words are sweet: I fain would be like honey in
   my look.
4Sweeter am I than honey, yet more full of sweets than licorice:
  So mayst thou love me as a branch full of all sweets, and only me.
5Around thee have I girt a zone of sugar-cane to banish hate.
  That thou mayst be in love with me, my darling never to depart.

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