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Phoebe Cary (1824-1871)

Jacob


              1He dwelt among "apartments let,"
              2    About five stories high;
              3A man I thought that none would get,
              4    And very few would try.

              5A boulder, by a larger stone
              6    Half hidden in the mud,
              7Fair as a man when only one
              8    Is in the neighborhood.

              9He lived unknown, and few could tell
            10    When Jacob was not free;
            11But he has got a wife, -- and O!
            12    The difference to me!

Notes

1] See William Wordsworth's "She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways"


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Poems of Alice and Phoebe Cary With Notes (A. L. Burt, n.d.): 136. York University PS 1263 A25 B8
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/21

Rhyme: abab cdcd efgf


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