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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern American Poetry.  1919.
 
Edwin Arlington Robinson. 1869–
 
46. An Old Story
 
STRANGE that I did not know him then, 
    That friend of mine! 
I did not even show him then 
    One friendly sign; 
  
But cursed him for the ways he had         5
    To make me see 
My envy of the praise he had 
    For praising me. 
  
I would have rid the earth of him 
    Once, in my pride!...  10
I never knew the worth of him 
    Until he died. 
 
 
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