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At the Wedding March

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God with honour hang your head,
Groom, and grace you, bride, your bed
With lissome scions, sweet scions,
Out of hallowed bodies bred.

Each be other’s comfort kind:
Déep, déeper than divined,
Divine charity, dear charity,
Fast you ever, fast bind.

Then let the March tread our ears:
I to him turn with tears   
Who to wedlock, his wonder wedlock,
Déals tríumph and immortal years.   

Source: Gerard Manley Hopkins: Poems and Prose (Penguin Classics, 1985)
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