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306 TIME S TRIUMPH.
��TIME S TRIUMPH. 1859.
" ]\/r oTHER >" said P rett y Ma y>
1VJL Fresh graduate from school, Looking about the homestead,
Within its wide hall cool, At oaken chair and sideboard,
And .tall clock on the stair, "Please listen, mother dearest:
Would grandma, think you, care
"If those old things were banished
To lumber-rooms away ? Grand things they were in her times,
But look so queer to-day. Look at the old blue china
Displayed on wall and shelf, As tho we had no French ware
To use instead of delf.
��"That spinning-wheel looks horrid,
Old-fashioned as the sun ; Twas very well in old times,
When ev ry lady spun. That spider-legged piano
Is jangled so, you know ; Those candlesticks and fire-dogs
Do mortify me so !"