A Patch of Pansies (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1894): 13. Microtext Reading Room CIHM no. 29307. Robarts Library
2 To fund a feeling for the world to borrow;
3To turn a tear to printer's ink;
4 To make a sonnet of a sorrow.
1] This the first quatrain in "A Triplet of Quatrains." The second is "Ego-theism":
This trouble seems to beand the third "The Mystery of Evil":
Chief in theology:
Each thinks the hymn should be, --
Nearer, my God, to Thee.
The rake upon a wanton wastes the wilesBack to Line
Which dazzle innocence.
The nettle guards itself; the lily smiles
Unheedful of defence.
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