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No. 11: Ballad (Alexis)

"Love feeds on many kinds of food, I know"

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Alexis (George Bentham) & Aline (Alice May) 1877
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Alexis.
Love feeds on many kinds of food, I know,
Some love for rank, and some for duty:
Some give their hearts away for empty show,
And others love for youth and beauty.
To love for money all the world is prone:
Some love themselves, and live all lonely:
Give me the love that loves for love alone –
I love that love – I love it only –
I love that love – I love it only –
Give me the love that loves for love alone –
I love that love – I love it only!
What man for any other joy can thirst,
Whose loving wife adores him duly?
Want, misery, and care may do their worst,
If loving woman loves you truly.
A lover's thoughts are ever with his own –
None truly loved is ever lonely:
Give me the love that loves for love alone –
I love that love - I love it only –
I love that love - I love it only –
Give me the love that loves for love alone –
I love that love - I love it only!
Alexis (John Dean) & Aline
(Ann Drummond-Grant) 1938
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