A Charm invests a face
Imperfectly beheld —
The Lady dare not lift her Veil
For fear it be dispelled —

But peers beyond her mesh —
And wishes — and denies —
Lest Interview — annul a want
That Image — satisfies —

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  1. Ben Yates says:

    You’ve got a typo. It should say, “the lady DARE not lift her veil”.

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