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INNOCENCE, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: She tripped and fell against a star
Last Line: Twas a star-lance in her side!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bannister, Anne Bethel Scales
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Innocence


She tripped and fell against a star,
A lady we all have known;
Just what the villagers lusted for
To claim her one of their own;
Fallen but once the lower felt she,
So turned her face and died, --
With never a hounding fool to see
'Twas a star-lance in her side!





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