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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
 
To Minnie
By Robert Louis Stevenson
 
(With a Hand-glass)

A PICTURE-FRAME for you to fill,
  A paltry setting for your face,
A thing that has no worth until
  You lend it something of your grace.
 
I send (unhappy I that sing        5
  Laid by awhile upon the shelf)
Because I would not send a thing
  Less charming than you are yourself.
 
And happier than I, alas!
  (Dumb thing; I envy its delight)        10
’T will wish you well, the looking-glass,
  (And look you in the face to-night).
 
 
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