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Poem by Phoebe Cary


HE dwelt among "apartments let,"
    About five stories high; 
A man I thought that none would get,
    And very few would try.

A boulder, by a larger stone
    Half hidden in the mud, 
Fair as a man when only one
    Is in the neighborhood.

He lived unknown, and few could tell
    When Jacob was not free; 
But he has got a wife,--and O!
    The difference to me!

Phoebe Cary

Phoebe Cary's other poems:
  1. The Leak in the Dike
  2. Ballad of the Canal
  3. The Prairie on Fire
  4. When Lovely Woman
  5. Shakesperian Readings

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Arthur Clough Jacob ("My sons, and ye the children of my sons")

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