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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889


By Rose Hawthorne Lathrop (Mother Alphonsa) (1851–1926)

[From Along the Shore. 1888.]

DEAR little Dorothy, she is no more!

I have wandered world-wide, from shore to shore,

I have seen as great beauties as ever were wed;

But none can console me for Dorothy dead.

Dear little Dorothy! How strange it seems

That her face is less real than the faces of dreams;

That the love which kept true, and the lips which so spoke,

Are more lost than my heart, which died not when it broke!