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

Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856–1935)


NO days that dawn can match for her

The days before her house was bare;

Sweet was the whole year with the stir

Of young feet on the stair.

Once was she wealthy with small cares,

And small hands clinging to her knees;

Now she is poor, and, weeping, bears

Her strange new hours of ease.