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COME with your silks and your satins,
Come with your laces and curls;
Come with your coiffures and patterns,
Charming and innocent girls.
Lead the attack with your faces,
Follow it up with mamma;
Sweeten your infantile graces
With the bank-notes of papa.
Dress in the height of the fashion;
Talk us the smallest of talk;
Speak of a flirt with great passion;
Lean on our arm when we walk.
Tell us of love in a cottage,
Dress you like queens while ye do;
Warble of breakfasts on pottage,
Sneer at the hotel menu.
Weep for the widow and pauper;
Sparkle with diamond and ring;
Waken us out of our torpor;
Ogle and smile when you sing.
Speak of the church and the altar,
Whisper of death and of earth;
Teach your soft voices to falter
When you are bursting with mirth.
Talk of respecting a lover,
How you would feel his neglect;
Should you a virtue discover,
Seek for an equal defect.
Praise your own modest endeavor;
Love to be faithful and pure.
With such attractions, if ever,
You will find husbands, I 'm sure.
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