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  • The Violet

    From the Grand Forks Daily Herald, May 18, 1915. By Jane Taylor.

    Down in a green and shady bed
        A modest violet grew;
    Its stalk was bent, it hung its head,
        As if to hide from view.

    And yet it was a lovely flower,
        Its colors bright and fair;
    It might have graced a rosy bower,
        Instead of hiding there.

    Yet there it was content to bloom,
        In modest tints arrayed;
    And there it spreads its sweet perfume
        Within the silent shade.

    Then let me to the valley go,
        This pretty flower to see;
    That I may also learn to grow
        In sweet humility.