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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    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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    #2

    Re: the bleak midwinter

    Yet what I can I give Him / Give my heart.

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

    not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: the bleak midwinter

    'I give Him my love'.

    (Merriam-Webster)

    Rover

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