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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vols. I–V: American
 
Eve’s Daughter
By Edward Rowland Sill (1841–1887)
 
I WAITED in the little sunny room:
  The cool breeze waved the window-lace at play,
The white rose on the porch was all in bloom,
  And out upon the bay
I watched the wheeling sea-birds go and come.        5
“Such an old friend—she would not make me stay
  While she bound up her hair.” I turned, and lo,
Danæ in her shower! and fit to slay
  All a man’s hoarded prudence at a blow:
Gold hair, that streamed away        10
  As round some nymph a sunlit fountain’s flow.
  “She would not make me wait!”—but well I know
She took a good half-hour to loose and lay
  Those locks in dazzling disarrangement so!
 
 
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