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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Little Book of Modern Verse.  1917.
 
56. Of Joan’s Youth
 
By Louise Imogen Guiney
 
 
I WOULD unto my fair restore
A simple thing:
The flushing cheek she had before!
Out-velveting
No more, no more,        5
On our sad shore,
The carmine grape, the moth’s auroral wing.
 
Ah, say how winds in flooding grass
Unmoor the rose;
Or guileful ways the salmon pass        10
To sea, disclose:
For so, alas,
With Love, alas,
With fatal, fatal Love a girlhood goes.
 

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