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VINCENT MILLAY (1892-1950) If I should learn, in some quite casual way 388 First Fig 388 Pity me not because the light of day 388 What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink 389 Rendevous 390 SAMUEL GREENBERG (1893-1917) East River's Charm 391 Conduct 391 The Glass Bubbles 391 DOROTHY PARKER (1893 -1967) Resume 392 Unfortunate Coincidence 392 Observation 393 News Item 393 E. E. CUMMINGS (1894-1962) All in green went my love riding 393 Buffalo Bill's 394 next to of course god america i 395 may i feel said he 395 the boys i mean are not refined 396 anyone lived in a pretty how town 397 my father moved through dooms of love plato told 400 poem 400 CHARLES REZNIKOFF (1894-1976) Beggar Woman 401 from Testimony 401 The Bridge 402 398 389 xxxv CONTENTS Te Deum 402 The Old Man 403 Similes 403 Epitaph 403 H.
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