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

Florence Earle Coates (1850–1927)


THE FRIEND I loved betrayed my trust

And bowed my spirit to the dust.

I keep the hurt he gave, yet know

He was forgiven long ago.

From him I did not merit ill;

But I would bear injustice still,

Content, could years of guiltless woe

Undo the wrong I did my foe.