James Matthews Legaré

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James Matthews Legaré (18231859) was an American poet and failed inventor.

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  • Go bow thy head in gentle spite,
    Thou lily white,
    For she who spies thee waving here,
    With thee in beauty can compare
    As day with night.
    • To a Lily, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Thou in thy lake dost see
    Thyself: so she
    Beholds her image in her eyes
    Reflected. Thus did Venus rise
    From out the sea.
    • To a Lily, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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