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Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse.  1912.
 
Richard Watson Gilder. 1844–1909
 
220. Ah, Be Not False
 
AH, be not false, sweet Splendor! 
  Be true, be good; 
Be wise as thou art tender; 
  Be all that Beauty should. 
  
Not lightly be thy citadel subdued;         5
  Not ignobly, not untimely. 
Take praise in solemn mood; 
  Take love sublimely. 
 
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