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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1199. Why It Was Cold in May
 
By Henrietta Robins Eliot
 
 
THE YEAR had all the Days in charge,
  And promised them that they
Should each one see the World in turn,
  But ten Days ran away!
Ten Days that should have gone abroad        5
  Sometime in early May—
So, when May came, and all was fair,
  These Days were sent to bed,
And ten good Winter Days were sent,
  To see the World instead!        10
 

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