Cousin Nancy

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Thomas Stearns Eliot was one of America's major and most well known 20th century poets. He is especially recognized for his poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," said to be a masterpiece of the  [+]

Miss Nancy Ellicot
Strode across the hills and broke them,
Rode across the hills and broke them—
The barren New England hills—
Riding to hounds
Over the cow-pasture.

Miss Nancy Ellicott smoked
And danced all the modern dances;
And her aunts were not quite sure how they felt about it,
But they knew that it was modern.

Upon the glazen shelves kept watch
Matthew and Waldo, guardians of the faith,
The army of unalterable law.
 
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