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The Rubáiyát of a Bachelor

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Author: Helen Rowland
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,387 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 376
Added to site: 2010.03.02
mnybks.net#: 26841
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Poetry, Humor
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WAKE! For the Spring has scattered into flight
The Vows of Lent, and bids the heart be light.
Bring on the Roast, and take the Fish away!
The Season calls--and Woman's eyes are bright!

BEFORE the phantom of Pale Winter died,
Methought the Voice of Spring within me cried,
"When Hymen's rose-decked altars glow within,
Why nods the laggard _Bachelor_ outside?"

AND, at the Signal, I who stood before
In idle musing, shouted, "Say no more!
You know how little while we have to Love--
And Love's light Hand is knocking at the door!"

NOW, the New Moon reviving old desires,
The gallant Youth to

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