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ANOTHER COMPLAINT AGAINST CUPID, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wherever maidens may be found
Last Line: I saw -- I felt the flashing dart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paget, R. L.
Subject(s): Cupid; Eros


WHEREVER maidens may be found
Dan Cupid's sure to wander round,
I found him once, the little fool,
Attending on a cooking-school.
The scholars only laughed and smiled,
And cried: "How sweet, how smart a child!"
He kept his wings close hid, yet I
Remembered him from days gone by,
And, stepping up, I whispered this:
"My boy, compound for me a kiss."
His face grew thoughtful, then the rogue
Lisped out: "Well, this is most in vogue:
An acorn-cup of sugar first,
Sprinkle quite well with bubbles burst,
Then add a pinch of down that lies
All over June's brown butterflies.
Mix well, and take, to stir it up,
The stem of one long buttercup.
But, sir, you ne'er can taste a mite
Until I add the appetite."
Whereat, ere I could turn to start,
I saw -- I felt the flashing dart.





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