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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Ralph Hodgson. 
 
111. The Mystery
 
HE came and took me by the hand 
  Up to a red rose tree, 
He kept His meaning to Himself 
  But gave a rose to me. 
  
I did not pray Him to lay bare         5
  The mystery to me, 
Enough the rose was Heaven to smell, 
  And His own face to see. 
 
 
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