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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
I Pray You
By Mary Carolyn Davies
 
From “Wanderings”

THE DEAD make rules, and I obey.
I, too, shall be dead some day.
 
Youth and maid who, past my death,
Have within your nostrils breath,
 
I pray you, for my own pain’s sake,        5
Break the rules that I shall make!
 
 
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