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Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Little Book of Modern Verse.  1917.
96. The Happiest Heart
By John Vance Cheney
WHO drives the horses of the sun
  Shall lord it but a day;
Better the lowly deed were done,
  And kept the humble way.
The rust will find the sword of fame,        5
  The dust will hide the crown;
Ay, none shall nail so high his name
  Time will not tear it down.
The happiest heart that ever beat
  Was in some quiet breast        10
That found the common daylight sweet,
  And left to Heaven the rest.


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