And they pranced with their butterfly partners there, Coal-black maidens with pearls in their hair, Knee-skirts trimmed with the jassamine sweet, And bells on their ankles and little black feet.
=The Captive Butterfly= Good morning, pretty Butterfly!
Hence, measured by the eternal scale, It ranks but as the butterfly,-- A world, ephemeral, fair and frail.
"It is au gre du vent, indeed," he said,--"just the white fluttering butterfly,--and now that the wings are clasped above this crimson blossom, I have a chance of capture."
Fate of the Butterfly,--SPENSER LONDON: PRINTED FOR C. AND J. OLLIER, 3, WELBECK STREET, CAVENDISH SQUARE.
Pianos are become articles of furniture to be met with in almost every other genteel house; Miss and her sisters sit down by turns, and screw themselves up to Ah vous dirai, or "I'd be a butterfly"--till some handsome young fellow who has stood behind her chair for six months, turned over her music, or accompanied her through a few liquorish airs, vows his tender passion, brings her the last new song, and at length swears to be her accompaniment throughout life.