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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
 
Dollie
By Samuel Minturn Peck
 
SHE sports a witching gown
With a ruffle up and down,
        On the skirt:
She is gentle, she is shy,
But there’s mischief in her eye,        5
        She’s a flirt!
 
She displays a tiny glove,
And a dainty little love
        Of a shoe;
And she wears her hat a-tilt        10
Over bangs that never wilt
        In the dew.
 
’T is rumoured chocolate creams
Are the fabrics of her dreams—
        But enough!        15
I know beyond a doubt
That she carries them about
        In her muff.
 
With her dimples and her curls
She exasperates the girls        20
        Past belief:
They hint that she ’s a cat,
And delightful things like that
        In her grief.
 
It is shocking, I declare,        25
But what does Dollie care
        When the beaux
Come flocking to her feet
Like the bees around a sweet
        Little rose!        30
 
 
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