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Quotation by Hilda Doolittle
Let the palings of her bed
Be quince and box-wood overlaid
with the scented bark of yew.
That all the wood in blossoming,
May calm her heart and cool her blood
For losing of her maidenhood.
Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961), U.S. poet. "Hymen."
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