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Thomas Hood (Poet)
Thomas Hood "On the Portrait of a Lady. Taken by the Daguerreotype."
Epes Sargent (ed.) The Works of Thomas Hood, Vol.V, (New York: George P. Putnam, 1864).
ON THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY.
TAKEN BY THE DAGUERREOTYPE.
Yes, there are her features! her brow, and her hair,
And her eyes, with a look so seraphic;
Her nose, and her mouth, with the smile that is there,
Truly caught by the Art Photographic!
Yet why should she borrow such aid of the skies,
When, by many a bosom's confession,
Her own lovely face and the light of her eyes
Are sufficient to make an impression?