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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1719. Attainment
 
By Algernon Tassin
 
 
THROUGH my open window comes the sweet perfuming
Of roses reddening under skies of June;
  No sight more fair than roses in red bloom,
  No air more sweet than doth the rose perfume;
And yet was never there a rose but died in blooming.        5
 

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