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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1221. She Was a Beauty
 
By Henry Cuyler Bunner
 
 
SHE was a beauty in the days
  When Madison was President,
And quite coquettish in her ways,—
  On conquests of the heart intent.
 
  Grandpapa, on his right knee bent,        5
Wooed her in stiff, old-fashioned phrase,—
She was a beauty in the days
  When Madison was President.
 
  And when your roses where hers went
Shall go, my Rose, who date from Hayes,        10
  I hope you ’ll wear her sweet content
Of whom tradition lightly says:
She was a beauty in the days
  When Madison was President.
 

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