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The Spell

("The debutantes are entertained."—Headline.)

The debutantes are entertained,
Though Europe sink in smoke and blood
And every hope of womanhood
Is there endangered, twisted, stained—
The debutantes are entertained.

The debutantes are entertained,
Though many women young as they
In this free country day by day
Are underfed and overstrained—
The debutantes are entertained.

O, lovely creatures, young and kind,
How long, how long ere you rebel
Against this tyranny, this spell
That dims the mirror of your mind
And keeps you debutantes—and blind!

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