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Thomas R. Lounsbury, ed. (1838–1915). Yale Book of American Verse. 1912.

From the French

Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803–1882

Ralph Waldo Emerson

45 Borrowing

SOME of the hurts you have cured,

And the sharpest you still have survived,

But what torments of grief you endured

From evils which never arrived!