Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LOOKING FORWARD, by LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA

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First Line: If no one ever marries me
Last Line: And bring her up as mine.
Variant Title(s): Little Girls
Subject(s): Orphans; Single People; Foundlings; Bachelors; Unmarried People

IF no one ever marries me
I shan't mind very much;
I shall buy a squirrel in a cage
And a little rabbit-hutch:

I shall have a cottage near a wood,
And a pony all my own;
And a little lamb quite clean and tame
That I can take to town:

And when I'm getting really old,
—At twenty-eight or nine—
I shall buy a little orphan-girl
And bring her up as mine.

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