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MATRIMONIAL MELODIES: 6. TO ANY WIFE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: All right, I've done something I shouldn't
Last Line: Just what all the fuss was about?
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


All right, I've done something I shouldn't
Or failed to do something I should;
Though just what it was I'm uncertain, because
My memory's not very good.
I thought my behavior was perfect.
I don't understand why you're mad,
But it's evident I'm simply steeping in crime
And have got myself in very bad.

Did I use the wrong fork for the salad?
Did I fail to pass cream for the tea?
Did I yawn just a bit at your visitor's wit,
Or what was the matter with me?
I'm wearing the scratchiest sackcloth,
My head in the dust-bin is hid,
Oh, please let me live; oh, forget and forgive,
—Whatever it was that I did!

I'm sorry indeed that I did it,
Or didn't—whichever's the case.
Though I can't recall what I have done, or have not,
I'm plunged into utter disgrace.
You smile, so I know I am pardoned;
My heart gives a leap and a shout.
And since all is well, might I ask you to tell
Just what all the fuss was about?





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