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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. VI–VIII: Literature of the Republic, Part III., 1835–1860
 
The Divan
By Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)
 
[From Poems. Complete Edition. 1880.]

A LITTLE maid of Astrakan,
An idol on a silk divan;
She sits so still, and never speaks,
  She holds a cup of mine;
’Tis full of wine, and on her cheeks        5
  Are stains and smears of wine.
 
Thou little girl of Astrakan,
I join thee on the silk divan:
There is no need to seek the land,
  The rich bazaars where rubies shine;        10
For mines are in that little hand,
  And on those little cheeks of thine.
 
 
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