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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
An Old Rondo
By Frank Dempster Sherman
HER scuttle Hatt is wondrous wide,
All furrie, too, on every side;
  Soe out She trippeth daintylie,
  To lett ye Youth full well to see
How fayre ye mayde is for ye Bryde.        5
A lyttle puffed, may be, bye Pryde,
She yet soe lovelye is that I’d
  A Shillynge give to tye, perdie,
            Her scuttle Hatt.
Ye Coales into ye Scuttle slide,        10
Soe in her Hatt wolde I, and hide
  To steale some Kisses—two or three:
  But synce She never asketh me,
Ye scornful Cynick doth deride
            Her scuttle Hatt!        15

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