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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Hope Is Like a Harebell

By Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)

HOPE is like a harebell, trembling from its birth;

Love is like a rose, the joy of all the earth.

Faith is like a lily lifted high and white;

Love is like a lovely rose, the world’s delight.

Harebells and sweet lilies show a thornless growth,

But the rose with all its thorns excels them both.