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Poems Every Child Should Know by  Mary E. Burt

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LUCY

She dwelt among the untrodden ways

Beside the springs of Dove;

A maid whom there were none to praise,

And very few to love.


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A violet by a mossy stone

Half-hidden from the eye!

Fair as a star, when only one

Is shining in the sky.


She lived unknown, and few could know

When Lucy ceased to be;

But she is in her grave, and, oh,

The difference to me!


WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.


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