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Ladies, who of course admire
(And inspire
Now and then,)
Flowery phrases, words of fire,
  On the lips of public men,
Never feel the least compunction
For an unction
Admiration is your function,
  Blandishment your highest sphere.
Praise us always to our faces,
But in cases,
I implore,
Praise us less in public places,
 And at home a little more.

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