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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
The Sick Rose
By William Blake (1757–1827)
 
O ROSE, thou art sick!
The invisible worm,
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,
 
Has found out thy bed        5
Of crimson joy;
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.
 
 
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