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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XXIV. Bitter Sorrow
‘One writes, that “Other friends remain”’
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
 
From ‘In Memoriam’

ONE writes, that ‘Other friends remain’,
  That ‘Loss is common to the race’—
  And common is the commonplace,
And vacant chaff well meant for grain.
 
That loss is common would not make        5
  My own less bitter, rather more:
  Too common! Never morning wore
To evening, but some heart did break….
 
 
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