She does the work about the house As well as most, but [like a mouse]: Happy enough to chat and play With birds and rabbits and such as they, So long as [men-folk] keep away. [“Not] [near], [not] [near!”] her eyes beseech When one of us comes within reach. The women say that beasts in stall Look round like children at her call. [I’ve] [hardly] [heard] [her] [speak] [at] [all]..

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