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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920.  1920.
 
Three Quatrains
 
Lilla Cabot Perry
 
 
THE CUP

SHE said, “Lift high the cup!”
  Of her arm’s weariness she gave no sign,
But, smiling, raised it up
  That none might see or guess it held no wine.
 
FORGIVE ME NOT!

  Forgive me not! Hate me and I shall know
        5
Some of Love’s fire still burns within your breast!
Forgiveness finds its home in hearts at rest,
  On dead volcanoes only lies the snow.
 
THE ROSE

One deep red rose I dropped into his grave,
  So small a thing to give so great a friend!        10
Yet well he knew it was my heart I gave
  And must fare on without it to the end.

  Harper’s Magazine
 

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