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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
852. A Breath
 
By Mary Ainge De Vere (“Madeline Bridges”)
 
 
A BREATH can fan love’s flame to burning,—
  Make firm resolve of trembling doubt.
But, strange! at fickle fancy’s turning,
  The selfsame breath can blow it out.
 

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