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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
 
“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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