by Charles MacKay

Rose! We love thee for thy splendor,
Lily! For thy queenly grace!
Violet! For thy lowly merit,
Peeping from thy shady place!

But mine airy, woodland fairy,
Scattering odors at thy feet,
No one knows thy modest beauty,
No one loves thee, Meadow-Sweet!

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Charles MacKay
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