Excerpt from Tribute to the Fair: Comprising a Collection of Vers De Societe, Published an Aid of the Sanitary Commission Fresh the Christmas chimes have rung On this night of her first ball, Yet, ere Easter's chant is sung She will rank sweet queen of all. Flowers are strewed along her ways, Hearts enkindle at her smile Hors, feastings - lovers - praise, Make life Eden for a while. Winter thus doth glide away Like a golden fairy joy, Till, alas there comes the day All this brightness to destroy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.