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    HER MARRIAGE.   Table of Contents     II.

Bibb, Eloise
Poems

- ELIZA IN UNCLE TOM'S CABIN.
- HER MARRIAGE.
- I.

I.


See! The moon is smiling
Down her brightest beams,
And the leaflets sleeping,
Whisper in their dreams,
Hear the merry music,
And the darkies' lays,
Hear the happy voices
Joining in the plays.

There in old Kentucky,
On a summer's night,
Stands a quadroon maiden,
Clothed in robes of white;
On her raven ringlets,
Orange blossoms sleep,
O'er her slender figure,
Bridal vestments sweep.

There we see her mistress,
Smiling now with pride,
On her handsome favorite,
Whom she sees a bride.
There is much rejoicing
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O'er Eliza's match;
Misses Shelby fancies
George is a good "catch."

So the banjo's sounding,
And the darkies sing,
Hear them gayly dancing,
To the fiddle's ring.
But the dawn is breaking,
Guests must now disperse;
Quick the bow is silent,
Ere the sunlight bursts.

    HER MARRIAGE.   Table of Contents     II.