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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Richard Le Gallienne. 1866–
 
53. Regret
 
ONE asked of regret, 
  And I made reply: 
To have held the bird, 
  And let it fly; 
To have seen the star         5
  For a moment nigh, 
And lost it 
  Through a slothful eye; 
To have plucked the flower 
  And cast it by;  10
To have one only hope— 
  To die. 
 
 
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