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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern American Poetry.  1919.
Carolyn Wells. 1869–
48. A Penitential Week
THE week had gloomily begun 
For Willie Weeks, a poor man's 
He was beset with bill and dun, 
And he had very little         5
"This cash," said he, "won't pay my dues, 
I've nothing here but ones and 
A bright thought struck him, and he said:  10
"The rich Miss Goldrocks I will 
But when he paid his court to her, 
She lisped, but firmly said: "No, 
                    THUR."  15
"Alas," said he, "then I must die! 
Although hereafter I may 
They found his gloves, and coat, and hat; 
The Coroner upon them  20

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