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I've been very quiet with DagNews lately, and I'm afraid that the 
infrequency will continue for a short while longer.  Just to make sure 
that you know I haven't completely forgotten my duties, I'll give this 
short poem today.
   From "Moods and Emotions in Rhyme" (Author stated as "H. A. R.") 
(Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Co., 1855) pp. 25-26:
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      THE DAGUERREOTYPE.

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BRIGHTLY shines her blue eye on me,
  As it shone in days gone by;
Lips and cheeks that half undone me,
   Brow and bosom, all are nigh,--
All with that content expression
   Pretty maidens' faces take,--
Maids who think it no transgression,
   Should they cause one's heart to break.

Wilful, you would say, the owner
   Was of such a lip and eye;
And you'd swear so, had you known her
   Half as long or well as I.
Conscious of the power within her,
   Hearts she rules with regal sway;
And 'tis best for saint or sinner,
   Who values his, to keep away.

Will they,--do they,--has the schooling
   Some have got yet taught the rest
How much fun there is in fooling,
   When a damaged heart's the test?
No: methinks around her thronging,
   As they did some years ago,
The million come with fruitless longing:
   Bright-eyed maiden, is't not so?


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Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer   
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05-10-00


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