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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Laurence Binyon. b. 1869
  
871. O World, be Nobler
  
O WORLD, be nobler, for her sake! 
  If she but knew thee what thou art, 
What wrongs are borne, what deeds are done 
In thee, beneath thy daily sun, 
  Know'st thou not that her tender heart         5
For pain and very shame would break? 
O World, be nobler, for her sake! 
 
 
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