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First Line: A pretty, rainbow sort of life enough
Last Line: And, like all toys, ephemeral.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Life

A PRETTY, rainbow sort of life enough;
Filled up with vanities and gay caprice:
Such life is like the garden at Versailles,
Where all is artificial; and the stream
Is held in marble basins, or sent up
Amid the fretted air, in waterfalls,
Fantastic, sparkling; and the element,
The mighty element, a moment's toy;
And, like all toys, ephemeral.

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