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MARIE, by            
First Line: The lion d'or at quimperle
Last Line: In the lion d'or at quimperlè!
Subject(s): Waiters & Waitresses

THE Lion d'Or at Quimperlè
Housed abbots in a holier day,
And yet the vesper bell
Means much in an hostel.

Its pensive note moves saint and sinner,
It calls my heart and me to dinner,
Whereof the plates are plied
By grace personified.

But she who wields the coffee-pot
(Smiling on some, on others not),
Ah! she is more divine
Than abbey, church, or shrine.

Eyes like a moonbeam, and a face
Where dimples run a joyous race—
My friend, if you could see
How she hath smiled on me!

Ah, that I could for ever stay
In the Lion d'Or at Quimperlè!

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