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THE BEST [THING IN THE WORLD], by             Poet's Biography
First Line: What's the best thing in the world?
Last Line: -- something out of it, I think.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses


WHAT'S the best thing in the world?
June-rose, by May-dew impearled;
Sweet south-wind, that means no rain;
Truth, not cruel to a friend;
Pleasure, not in haste to end;
Beauty, not self-decked and curled
Till its pride is over-plain;
Light, that never makes you wink;
Memory, that gives no pain;
Love, when, so, you're loved again.
What's the best thing in the world?
-- Something out of it, I think.





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