I do not ask if an illustrious name
Has shed upon thy birth its purple glow;
Nor do I ask what titles thou canst claim,
What ribbon favors, such as kings bestow.
Why should I, when upon thy brow I see,
In its expression of all lofty things,
The insignia of that true nobility
That bears the impress of the King of kings?
More verses by Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta
- Ode. For The Fourth Of July
- On A Picture
- Teaching The Scriptures
- On The Death Of An Infant
- To ________ #9