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Pt ne’op“ has lofty <>i • Is very pro»d and haughty ; V. ad the comm m pc i;i!o All trading neople she thinks low fSbe urn-; : -'d .1 i icli And quite forget* wo kno. y• u Know, She was a grocer’s daughter. Penelope affects the “ ton,” And acts to admiration, So pompously she carries on To show her lofty station. Her quondam friend she passes by, For this false p' ide has taught her She must not notice such small fry As any tradesman’s daughter. Jemima is both good and wise, A very graceful c eature ; Her soul looks out from soft brown eyes, Love lurks in every feature. Penelope admires her too, And lately would have sought her, But then—no, no, io wouldn’t do. She’s but a draper’s daughter. And Mary is a lovely girl, With cheeks like blooming roses; Grace twines itself in every curl, And on her neck reposes. But then she sometimes milks the cows, And that good health has brought her; Penelope is shocked, and vows She’s but a farmer’s daughter. Penelope thus walks in pride, And holds herself exclusive ; The fashionable world her guide, It’s dicta quite conclusive. And when she dies (if ere she go Across death’s gloomy water) In heaven, I wonder, will she know Her common neighbor’s daughter. Rakaia. J. O.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 21, 13 November 1879

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Ponolope Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 21, 13 November 1879