(I wrote the following lines, which may
properly form a part of this record, in conse-
quence of the heroine asking me to contribute
something to her Album. Haney and Welles
had, while �Tommy� furnished a drawing.
I offered to follow his example, but that
wouldn�t do. On my further representing,
half seriously, that I should write take her for
the subject and write something she wouldn�t
care about admitting to the publicity of her al-
bum, of course her request was stimulated.
So I produced the following which didn�t
go into the album and which will hardly
At the first glance you think her plain:
Look at her countenance again.
�Girlish and pleasant, that�s all,� you say,
You see prettier faces every day.
Girlish and pleasant and slim and tall;
With a ready speech and a smile for all;
Her clear-cut profile, calm and fine,
Looking best in repose. A curious line