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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
606. The Guerdon
 
By John James Piatt
 
 
TO the quick brow Fame grudges her best wreath
While the quick heart to enjoy it throbs beneath:
On the dead forehead’s sculptured marble shown,
Lo, her choice crown—its flowers are also stone.
 

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