2] Loose ... my hand: free her hand (given to him at the marriage ceremony).
8] I know, for one: at least one, I myself, know this (that my lips will not return your kiss).
14] another ring: another wedding ring (to give a different woman, your second wife).
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of English, University of Toronto.
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Original text: Palace–Burner: The Selected Poetry of Sarah Piatt (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2001): 144.
First publication date: 1895
Publication date note: Child's-World Ballads (1895).
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2004
Recent editing: 1:2004/4/15
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