„No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed.“

Advice to a Girl http://books.google.com/books?id=Hl5bAAAAMAAJ&q=%22No+one+worth+possessing+Can+be+quite+possessed%22&pg=PA14#v=onepage, Strange Victory (1933)

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Sara Teasdale
1884 - 1933

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