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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XXVI. Melancholy
The Last Wish
By E. Robert Bulwer, Lord Lytton (Owen Meredith) (1831–1891)
 
SINCE all that I can ever do for thee
Is to do nothing, this my prayer must be:
That thou mayst never guess nor ever see
The all-endured this nothing-done costs me.
 
 
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