Poems That Every Child Should Know/Lucy

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Lucy.

She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove;
A maid whom there were none to praise,
And very few to love.


A violet by a mossy stone
Half-hidden from the eye!
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.


She lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave, and, oh,
The difference to me!

William Wordsworth.