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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
My Pretty Rose-tree
By William Blake (1757–1827)
A FLOWER was offer’d to me,
Such a flower as May never bore;
But I said, ‘I’ve a Pretty Rose-tree,’
And I passèd the sweet flower o’er.
Then I went to my Pretty Rose-tree,        5
To tend her by day and by night,
But my Rose turn’d away with jealousy,
And her thorns were my only delight.

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