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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
What She Said about It
By Charles Henry Webb
LYRICS to Ines and Jane,
  Dolores and Ethel and May;
Señoritas distant as Spain,
  And damsels just over the way!
It is not that I’m jealous, not that,        5
  Of either Dolores and Jane,
Of some girl in an opposite flat,
  Or in one of his castles in Spain.
But it is that salable prose
  Put aside for this profitless strain,        10
I sit the day darning his hose—
  And he sings of Dolores and Jane.
Though the winged-horse must caracole free—
  With the pretty, when “spurning the plain,”
Should the team-work fall wholly on me        15
  While he soars with Dolores and Jane?
    I am neither Dolores nor Jane,
      But to lighten a little my life
    Might the poet not spare me a strain—
      Although I am only his wife!        20

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