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    jasonlulu_2000 is offline Senior Member
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    Default the bleak midwinter

    The following appears in the Queen's 2012 speech:


    What can I give Him,/ Poor as I am?/ If I were a shepherd/ I would bring a lamb,/ If I were a wise man/ I would do my part,/ Yet what I can I give Him,/ Give my heart.

    Can any native teacher help me to paraphrase the last sentene?

    Thanks! A happy Boxing Day!

    Jason

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    JMurray is offline Key Member
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    Yet what I can I give Him / Give my heart.

    Nevertheless I give Him what I am able to / I give Him my heart.

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    Rover_KE is online now Moderator
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    Default Re: the bleak midwinter

    'I give Him my love'.

    (Merriam-Webster)

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