Poems— Volume 1

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Author: George Meredith

XXXVI

My Lady unto Madam makes her bow.
The charm of women is, that even while
You’re probed by them for tears, you yet may smile,
Nay, laugh outright, as I have done just now.
The interview was gracious: they anoint
(To me aside) each other with fine praise:
Discriminating compliments they raise,
That hit with wondrous aim on the weak point:
My Lady’s nose of Nature might complain.
It is not fashioned aptly to express
Her character of large-browed steadfastness.
But Madam says: Thereof she may be vain!
Now, Madam’s faulty feature is a glazed
And inaccessible eye, that has soft fires,
Wide gates, at love-time, only. This admires
My Lady. At the two I stand amazed.

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Chicago: George Meredith, "XXXVI," Poems— Volume 1, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in Poems—Volume 1 (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed August 8, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TBL6TM3ZU91LL9.

MLA: Meredith, George. "XXXVI." Poems— Volume 1, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in Poems—Volume 1, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 8 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TBL6TM3ZU91LL9.

Harvard: Meredith, G, 'XXXVI' in Poems— Volume 1, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Poems—Volume 1, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 8 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TBL6TM3ZU91LL9.