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An After-Dinner Poem

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Read at the Annual Dinner of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at
Cambridge, August 24, 1843.


IN narrowest girdle, O reluctant Muse,
In closest frock and Cinderella shoes,
Bound to the foot-lights for thy brief display,
One zephyr step, and then dissolve away!

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