Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, JACOB, by PHOEBE CARY

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First Line: He dwelt among 'apartments let'
Last Line: The difference to me!
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Poetry & Poets; Women's Rights; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Male-female Relations; Feminism

He dwelt among "apartments let,"
About five stories high;
A man I thought that none would get,
And very few would try.

A boulder, by a larger stone
Half hidden in the mud,
Fair as a man when only one
Is in the neighborhood.

He lived unknown, and few could tell
When Jacob was not free;
But he has got a wife, -- and O!
The difference to me!

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