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Ah, sweet Kitty Neil, rise up from that wheel 1 Your neat little foot will be weary from 'spinning. Come trip down with me to the sycamore tree, Half the parish is there, and the dance is beginning. The sun has gone down, but the full harvest _ moon '' , Shines sweetly and cool on the dew-whitened valley, - ■ ; While all the air rings with the soft, loving ;things Each little bird sings in the green shaded valley.” .

With a blush and a-smile, Kitty rose up the while,' -v- ' i/' r Her eyes in the glass, as she bound her hiiir, glancing. ’Tis hard to refuse when a young lover sues, So,, she couldn’t but choose tougoslf to the dancing. But now on the gieen the glad groups are seen, Each gay hearted lad with the lass of his choosing. And Pat, without fail, leads out sweet Kitty Neil. ' Somehow, when he asked, she ne’er thought of refusing. Now Felix Magee puls his pipes to his knee, And with flourish so free sets each couple in . _ motion. ' With a cheer and a bound the lads patter the ground . The maids move around just like swans on the' ocean, ■ ■ Cheeks bright as the rose, feet light as the doe's, ■ Now coyly retiring, now' boldly advancing. Search the world all around, from the sky to the ground, No such sight can he found as an Irish lass dancing.’ Sweet Kate, who could view your bright eyes of deep blue, ■ Beaming humidly through their dark lashes so mildly. Your fair turned arm, heaving bosom, rounded form, Nor feel his heart warm and his pulses throb , wildly? Young Pat feels his heart, as he gazes, depart, Subdued by the smart of such painful yet sweet love. The sight leaves his eye as he cries, with a sigh, “Dance light, for my heart it lies under youe feet, love 1" —‘Strand Magazine.’

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SWEET KITTY NEIL., Issue 10452, 23 October 1897, Supplement

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SWEET KITTY NEIL. Issue 10452, 23 October 1897, Supplement

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