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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889
 
She was a Beauty
By Henry Cuyler Bunner (1855–1896)
 
[From Airs from Arcady and Elsewhere. 1884.]

Rondel.

  SHE was a beauty in the days
When Madison was President:
And quite coquettish in her ways—
  On conquests of the heart intent.
 
  Grandpapa, on his right knee bent,        5
Wooed her in stiff, old-fashioned phrase—
She was a beauty in the days
  When Madison was President.
 
  And when your roses where hers went
Shall go, my Rose, who date from Hayes,        10
  I hope you’ll wear her sweet content
Of whom tradition lightly says:
She was a beauty in the days
  When Madison was President.
 
 
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