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Then Kate and Jo, and Sue and Rose ;
Now for some names unknown Anita, Eleanor, Fanchette,
And Gretchen by the Rhone.
Ah ! here comes Margie : " Little friend,
I m looking for my wife, The woman I have missed somewhere,
And so lived half a life."
See ! now I draw the magic slip, And read it, "Gretchen !" Where
Has Margie gone ? Why did she blush Up to her very forehead fair,
As though it had been her own name ?
Stop ! " Gretchen " is her own In accents of the " Faderland "
The same. I might have known
That fact at first. O childish friend !
Have I been mad or blind, That all at once I see the truth,
And wake from dreams, to find
The dearest girl in all the world
Treading life s walk with me? Ah ! after all these blinded years,
Like him once healed I see.
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