Henry O'Meara Ballads of America

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THE TEA-ROSE TRIAD

ON A GIFT OF PRIZE ROSES FROM C. W. GALLOUPE, ESQ.
THREE roses rise envir'ning one gemmed view,
Dipped each in varying, yet enhancing, hue -
Steeped ever in a gleam of trinal Fancy's dew.
 
The Gontier's glow to rosy youth inclines,
The Bride, a maid's clear truth and trust entwines -
The Mermet, with their loves in tint maternal shines.
 
A Child on ruby life of bloom is bending;
A Maiden, charms to pallid petals lending -
A Matron, ripe of grace, both traits and beauties blending.

 
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A PRECOCIOUS HYACINTH CONTENTS TO THE GOLDEN ROD

 

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