Art thou a maiden of sweet sixteen*--/ Yet, that thoughtful lip and that dreamy eye,/ And that ivory forehead, so fair between/ Those wavy tresses of deepest dye,/ And that form in its woman-symmetry,--/ Bespeak maturer years for thee. Thy thoughts, bright Princess*--Love*--Romance*/ For that dimpled hand to thy soft cheek press'd,/ And the musing of that dark eye's glance,/ And the gentle swell of that snowy breast,/ And the half-wreathed smile of thy lip, express/ A vision of hope and happiness. [Pp. 6-7.]
Lilly Martin, Marietta Artist. 1841. By Edmund Flagg. Catalogue of Miss Martin's Paintings.