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4.25.7: 381 (I cannot dance upon my Toes)

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    63961
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    I cannot dance upon my Toes —
    No Man instructed me —
    But oftentimes, among my mind,
    A Glee possesseth me,

    That had I Ballet knowledge —
    Would put itself abroad
    In Pirouette to blanch a Troupe —
    Or lay a Prima, mad,

    And though I had no Gown of Gauze —
    No Ringlet, to my Hair,
    Nor hopped to Audiences — like Birds,
    One Claw upon the Air,

    Nor tossed my shape in Eider Balls,
    Nor rolled on wheels of snow
    Till I was out of sight, in sound,
    The House encore me so —

    Nor any know I know the Art
    I mention — easy — Here —
    Nor any Placard boast me —
    It’s full as Opera —


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