Louise Chandler Moulton

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Poetry — From the March 1908 issue

A question

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“O traveller by unaccustomed ways”

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A violet speaks

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Poetry — From the September 1892 issue

A heavenly birthday

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The closed gate

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At midnight

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The cup of death

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To night

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The strength of the hills

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At end

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In the ranks

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Love’s resurrection day

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The oldest friend

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Love’s empty house

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From a window in Chamouni

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Left behind

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Before the shrine

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Poetry — From the October 1876 issue

A madrigal

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