. An original poem by an unknown female poet entitled, "I Never Dance". The poem is about a spirit seen at night. This poem has a chorus which repeats after every new stanza, but only on the first page of the poem. On the second page, the chorus is not repeated, but to to repetitions of the line 'I Never Dance', it is inferred to a continuation of the poem. Below are some of the stanza of the poems, along with the chorus.
"This very curious world was made
For characters of every shade
and every whim of man between
Sage righteous and glad sighting."
" 'I never dance, I think it wrong'
'Pure joys do not to earth belong'
Then canting bigot step aside;
Go take a goblin for your guide."
- Stanza 3
"Some call this world a 'vat of tears'
And seek their Heaven this gloom offers
we Hope to gain the prize of bliss
In 'Wisdom's Ways of Pleasantness' "
- Stanza 7
"In the pale moon's light,
A ghost is seen out dead of night,
On Fanting Island near the shore,
Looking for old familiar view."
- Stanza 13
Two single fold sheets of blue paper. Measures 8 3/4" x 7 3/4" (folded), 15 1/2" x 8 3/4" (folded). Minor crease marks. Minor stains.