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TO HATTIE - ON HER BIRTHDAY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: When your 'uncle jim' was
Last Line: On her anniversary.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Anniversaries; Birthdays; Kisses

WHEN your "Uncle Jim" was younger,
In the days of childish hunger
For the honey of such verses
As this little book rehearses
In such sweet simplicity, --
Just the simple gift that this is
Would have brimmed his heart with blisses
Sweet as Hattie's sweetest kisses,
On her anniversary.

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