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PHILIP.
  I love thee! I love thee!

LAINE.
  Nay, nay, thou lov'st me not!

PHILIP.
  Dost thou not hear? I love thee!

LAINE.
  My lord, thou hast forgot
Thou couldst not give me all,
    For, ah! full well I know
  That thy fond glance doth fall
  On one set high above me;
    Then prithee let me go! let me go!

PHILIP.
  'Tis false! my heart is free!
    Yon Heav'n may hear my vow —
  I ne'er have loved but thee,
    I knew not love till now!

LAINE.
  Ah, no, it may not be!
    Thou art too high, too great;
I am not fit to mate
  With one like thee!

PHILIP.
  Yet Beauty's star doth shine
    Above all earthly state;
It makes the lowliest great —
  Aye, and it makes thee mine! mine! mine!

LAINE.
  I too had seen a star; And now, ah, now I know
    That shining star was Love!
  And now, ah, now I know —
    That shining star was Love!
  And now, ah, now I know, now I know
    That shining star was Love!

PHILIP.
  For here my life's long quest
To find the loveliest
    Sweet love,
  Doth end, in thee, sweet love, in thee —
Ever in love for thee, for thee!

LAINE. PHILIP.
For here, upon they breast, Then here, my life's long quest
My heart hath found its rest, To find the lovliest
Dear lord, in love for thee! Doth end, sweet love, in thee!
In thee, forever, forever, forever, forever. In thee, forever, forever, forever, forever.

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