Joseph Addison



    WHILE haughty Gallia's dames that spread
    O'er their pale cheeks an artful red,
    Beheld this beauteous stranger there,
    In native charms divinely fair;
    Confusion in their looks they show'd;
    And with unborrowed blushes glow'd.

    1 These lines were written by Addison, on his admission to
    the Kit Cat Club—where it was required that every new member
    should name his "toast," and write something in her honor, to be
    engraved on a drinking glass.  A. had met this lady in Paris.

          Excerpted from:

          The Works of Joseph Addison. Vol I.
          George Washington Greene, ed.
          Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1888. 214.

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