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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Little Book of Modern Verse.  1917.
 
58. Love Came Back at Fall o’ Dew
 
By Lizette Woodworth Reese
 
 
LOVE came back at fall o’ dew,
Playing his old part;
But I had a word or two
That would break his heart.
 
“He who comes at candlelight,        5
That should come before,
Must betake him to the night
From a barrèd door.”
 
This the word that made us part
In the fall o’ dew;        10
This the word that brake his heart—
Yet it brake mine, too.
 

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