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Editor’s drawer — From the April 1878 issue

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Love’s sovereignty

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Mnemosyne

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A sonnet

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A charming woman

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Poetry — From the October 1874 issue

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Poetry — From the May 1873 issue

Justine, you love me not!

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Poetry — From the February 1873 issue

My queen. A sonnet

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Sonnet–(with a letter)

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Poetry — From the January 1872 issue

Miserere. A sonnet

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Poetry — From the November 1871 issue

The dead letter

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Puns and punsters

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