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William Wilfred Campbell, comp.  The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse.  1913.
Sappho Lyrics
LX. ‘When I have departed’
By Bliss Carman (1861–1929)
WHEN I have departed
Say but this behind me,
‘Love was all her wisdom,
  All her care.
‘Well she kept love’s secret,—        5
Dared and never faltered,—
Laughed and never doubted
  Love would win.
‘Let the world’s rough triumph
Trample by above her,        10
She is safe forever
  From all harm.
‘In a land that knows not
Bitterness nor sorrow,
She has found out all        15
  Of truth at last.’

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