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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
 
Ad Chloen, M.A.
By Mortimer Collins
 
(Fresh from Her Cambridge Examination)

LADY, very fair are you,
And your eyes are very blue,
      And your hose;
And your brow is like the snow,
And the various things you know        5
      Goodness knows.
 
And the rose-flush on your cheek.
And your Algebra and Greek
      Perfect are;
And that loving lustrous eye        10
Recognizes in the sky
      Every star.
 
You have pouting piquant lips,
You can doubtless an eclipse
      Calculate;        15
But for your cærulean hue,
I had certainly from you
      Met my fate.
 
If by an arrangement dual
I were Adams mixed with Whewell,        20
      Then some day
I, as wooer, perhaps might come
To so sweet an Artium
      Magistra.
 
 
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