BY MELANCTHON FAIRCHILD.
Written for The Troy Times.
Lydia's slender waist or Chloe's flashing eyes,
Too oft, I will confess, are objects of my sighs;
But Maud, in beauty equal, I more highly prize,
Because she beats them both in making berry pies.
With Lydia I will glide in measures of the dance,
And look with fondest hope for Chloe's tender glance;
But when again at last the dinner hour arrived,
I think of dearest Maudie and her juicy pies.
Troy Times. August 9, 1919: 11 col 1.