Stops of Various Quills/Weather-Breeder

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Weather-Breeder by William Dean Howells
illustrations by Howard Pyle

Howells, Stops of Various Quills, 1895 097 large a.jpg



WEATHER-BREEDER


OH, not to know that such a happiness 
To be wished greater were to be made less;
That one drop more must make it spill in tears
Of agony that blisters and that sears;
That the supreme perfection of thy bliss
Alone could mother misery like this!



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