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

Author Unknown

A Group of Indian Epigrams: “Full Many a Flower is Born to Blush Unseen”

Translation of Charles Rockwell Lanman, editor

O JASMINE-BLOOM, thy cheek no fragrant zephyr

Did ever kiss; nor e’er did honey-drinker

Thy nectar sip. A rough bough hid thy petals.

Fled is thy beauty to the realm of change.