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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
979. With a Spray of Apple Blossoms
 
By Walter Learned
 
 
THE PROMISE of these fragrant flowers,
  The fruit that ’neath these blossoms lies
Once hung, they say, in Eden’s bowers,
  And tempted Eve in Paradise.
 
O fairest daughter of Eve’s blood,        5
  Lest her misprision thine should be,
I ’ve nipped temptation in the bud
  And send this snowy spray to thee.
 

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