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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
 
The Gift
 
Louis V. Ledoux
 
 
LET others give you wealth and love,
  And guard you while you live;
I cannot set my gift above
  The gifts that others give.
 
And yet the gift I give is good:        5
  In one man’s eyes to see
The worship of your maidenhood
  While children climb your knee.
 

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