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A LOVE-LETTER TO FOLLY, by            
First Line: Folly, my dear, the more I see of you
Last Line: And take up folly, in a serious way.
Subject(s): Desire; Love - Beginnings

Folly, my dear, the more I see of you,
Your beckoning smile and understanding eyes,
The more I tire of Wisdom and her crew
They are so dull, and you so otherwise.

Of course I don't believe the tales I've heard
Of how you carry on with other men.
Their pastimes are so utterly absurd,
While mine, well, that is something else again.

That silly Jones who meets you on the links,
And Brown, whose schooner in the offing lies,
How little either of them ever thinks
That someone else may carry off the prize.

Really, my dear, I feel that Fate has planned
Our friendship -- may I call it more some day?
That I at last shall hold your lovely hand,
And take up Folly, in a serious way.

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