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He loved two women; one whose soul was...

Language: English

He loved two women; one whose soul was clean
As any lily growing on its stalk;
And one with glowing eyes and sensuous mien.
Who fired him with her beauty and her talk.
 
The pure one loved him to the day he died,
But when he died his dearest friend she wed.
The wanton from the wild world drew aside,
And no man saw her face till she was dead.


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Text added to the website: 2011-07-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:29
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