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Augustin S. Macdonald, comp.  A Collection of Verse by California Poets.  1914.
Two Truths
By Helen Hunt Jackson
“DARLING,” he said, “I never meant
  To hurt you;” and his eyes grew wet.
“I would not hurt you for the world!
  Am I to blame if I forget?”
“Forgive my selfish tears!” she cried.        5
  “Forgive! I knew that it was not
That you would mean to hurt me, love;
  I knew it was that you forgot!”
But, all the same, deep in her heart
  Rankled this thought, and rankles yet:        10
When love is at its best, one loves
  So much that he can not forget!

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