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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1326. The Mocking-Bird
 
By Henry Jerome Stockard
 
 
THE NAME thou wearest does thee grievous wrong.
  No mimic thou! That voice is thine alone!
The poets sing but strains of Shakespeare’s song;
  The birds, but notes of thine imperial own!
 

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