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Emily Brontë

Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree—
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?

— Emily Brontë, from “Love and Friendship,” The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Brontë (Columbia University Press, 1941)

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