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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. V. Browning to Rupert Brooke
 
The Shield
By Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861–1907)
 
I HAVE forged me in sevenfold heats
  A shield from foes and lovers,
And no one knows the heart that beats
  Beneath the shield that covers.
 
 
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