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204. Song-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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Poem 204. Song-Love in the Guise of Friendship - Robert Burns