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First Line: She was a lovely one - her shape was light
Last Line: Who was it! Dear young lady, was it you?
Subject(s): Women


SHE was a lovely one-- her shape was light
And delicately flexible; her eye
Might have been black, or blue, -- but it was bright,
Though beaming not on every passer-by;
'T was very modest, and a little shy.
The eyelash seemed to shade the very cheek;
That had the color of a sunset sky,
Not rosy-- but a soft and heavenly streak
For which the arm might strike-- the heart might break --
And a soft gentle voice, that kindly sweet
Accosted one she chanced to overtake,
While walking slowly on iambic feet,
In tones that fell as soft as heaven's own dew--
Who was it! dear young Lady, was it you?






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