Authors

E Keller

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1868

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To Miss Sarah Louisa Gray, New York Philadelphia, Published by W.R. Smith at 135 Nth Eighth St. N. York W.A. Pond & Co. Boston D. Ditson & Co. Harrisburg H.C. Orth Cleveland S. Brainard & Sons

Abstract

1. Mothers deem their baby creatures

Crowing in their nurses arms,

To possess the fairest features,

And to show unequall'd charms;

So, my darling, to my thinking,

All earth's warblers dost excel

Thou art fairest, sweetest, rarest

Lovely blue eyed Rosabel

Thou art fairest, sweetest, rarest

Lovely blue eyed Rosabel.

2. Some, of flowers, prefer the roses;

Some delight in lilies pale;

Others choose the scentless posies

Many cowslips of the vale

Thou my darling, to my thinking,

None they graces can excel

Thou of flowers are sweetest, rarest

Lovely, blue eyed Rosabel

Thou of flowers are sweetest rarest

Lovely blue eyed Rosabel.

3. Warbling birds may be enchanting

Sweet in cloud, in cage, or tree;

But the words of love are wanting

Honey-like, that flow from thee.

Thou, my darling, to my thinking

Rose and lily dost excel

Thou art fairest, sweetest, rarest

Lovely blue eyed Rosabel

Thou art fairest, sweetest rarest

Lovely blue eyed Rosabel.



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