I shall embrace you
But not imprison you.
I will hold you against me,
But not against your will.
And when you must depart,
And when you turn to go,
Though your leaving ever so sad
And my desire ever so great
Because of the love which I do bear you
Will I open my embrace
Kiss you sweetly in departure
Wish you good speed.
So shall you fly from me
As a nightingale happily,
As a love-bird freely.
Thus in that bitter-sweet release
Shall your heart remain with me here
Even while you yourself take leave
Of your lover.
And love me all the more!

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