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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920.  1920.
 
Achievement
 
Florence Jenney
 
 
WHEN my young Soul went first to ride
  And take the air,
I stitched a gown of finest words
  For her to wear,
Lacy white, and ribbon-tied        5
  With doting care.
 
When next my Soul fared out, she wore
  Plain garb and grey;
Close-buttoned from her chin to feet
  She rode away;        10
Behind a double-bolted door
  Her finery lay.
 
Now, when my Soul rides out, I fold
  With strictest care
Each slightest garment stern away,        15
  And loose her hair;
Godiva-shy, Godiva-bold,
  She takes the air.

  The Nation
 

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