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Samuel Kettell, ed.  Specimens of American Poetry.  1829.
The Miniature
By George P. Morris
WILLIAM was holding in his hand
  The likeness of his wife:
’T was drawn by some enchanter’s wand—
  It look’d—it smiled—like life!
He almost thought it spoke—he gazed        5
  Upon the painting still,
And was delighted and amazed
  To view the artist’s skill.
“This picture is thyself, sweet Jane,—
  ’T is drawn to nature true;        10
I ’ve kiss’d it o’er and o’er again,
  It is so much like you!”
“And has it kiss’d you back, my dear?”
  “Why—no, my love,” said he;
“Then, William, it is very clear        15
  It ’s not at all like me.”

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