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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume II. Love.  1904.
 
II. Love’s Nature
Three Loves
Lucy Hamilton Jones Hooper (1835–1893)
 
THERE were three maidens who loved a king;
  They sat together beside the sea;
One cried, “I love him, and I would die
  If but for one day he might love me!”
 
The second whispered, “And I would die        5
  To gladden his life, or make him great.”
The third one spoke not, but gazed afar
  With dreamy eyes that were sad as Fate.
 
The king he loved the first for a day,
  The second his life with fond love blest;        10
And yet the woman who never spoke
  Was the one of the three who loved him best.
 
 
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