Impressions on Polly

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"Polly"

Impressions on Polly.

At sixteen she was sweet of face;
Her intellect was grand,
But she was awkwardness itself—
No grace could she command.
Who?—Polly.
At seventeen she was so fat
That when she walked, she waddled,
Just like the duckling who could swim
Quite well before he toddled.
Who?—Polly.
At eighteen, tho; her mother said,
Her “miss was much amiss
in grace.” She bought her corsets which
Made her appear like this.
Who?—Polly.
They didn’t fit, you know, and so,
Being stiff and ugly, they,
Gave her a backward look which made
Her seem about this way.
Who?—Polly.
She couldn’t twist, she couldn’t turn;
She couldn’t bend, somehow,
Until they found an improved make,
Enabling her to bow.
Who?—Polly.
‘Twas a “tight squeeze,” but then, it helped
Her figure to improve:
Her picture then, at nineteen, was
Like what you see above.
Whose? Polly’s.
And then came Langdon & Batcheller’s
Genuine Glove-fitting corset,
And she and all her host of friends
Now wear it and indorse it.
Whose?—Polly’s.
And now, at twenty,—full of grace—
Of beauty and of bliss,
Her lissome figure curves and bends
Bewitchingly, like this.
Whose?—Polly’s.
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CORSETS.
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