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James Matthews Legare (1823 – 1859)


American poet and failed inventor.
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James Matthews Legare
Thou in thy lake dost see
Thyself: so she
Beholds her image in her eyes
Reflected. Thus did Venus rise
From out the sea.
Legare quotes
Go bow thy head in gentle spite,
Thou lily white,
For she who spies thee waving here,
With thee in beauty can compare
As day with night.
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