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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern American Poetry.  1919.
 
John Kendrick Bangs. 1862–
 
27. The Little Elf
 
I MET a little Elf-man, once, 
  Down where the lilies blow. 
I asked him why he was so small, 
  And why he didn't grow. 
  
He slightly frowned, and with his eye         5
  He looked me through and through. 
"I'm quite as big for me," said he, 
  "As you are big for you." 
 
 
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